Written by The Indy Channel
Wednesday, 30 September 2009 08:56
September 29, 2009, Indianapolis, IN - A police standoff involving an Iraq war veteran in Indianapolis highlights the need for programs to help soldiers deal with combat stress, Indiana National Guard leaders said Tuesday.
National Guard Sgt. Jason Carrera, 26, who served two tours in Iraq, eventually surrendered peacefully to police after barricading himself in his apartment for seven hours Tuesday.
Members of the guard's Crisis Intervention Team, which includes a medical doctor, a psychologist and a chaplain, made contact with Carrera's family as soon as they could, 6News' Renee Jameson reported.
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