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Brian Berger says he did not try to kill himself

READ MORE: Brian Berger says he did not try and kill himself

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- WWAY has learned from sources close to Brian Berger that the New Hanover County Commissioner tried to kill himself at his home last night. Berger says the allegations are untrue.

Police and EMS responded to Berger's home. An Event Report shows the New Hanover County 911 Center received a call from a female, who Berger has identified as his girlfriend Heather Blaylock, at 11:16 p.m. for a medical call at Berger's home. The notes show that the patient was a 34-year-old male who was conscious and breathing.

The report goes on to say that the "caller does not want to get involved," and that "she adv subj does have guns in the residence and and possibly knife or whatever."

Wilmington Police say they were called around 11:30 p.m. to assist EMS. An incident report says Berger had a minor injury. It listed a razor as the weapon. It also said officers seized a gun and ammunition from the home and that alcohol/drugs were involved.

The Event Notes from 911 also say that the call "was advd to save what info she has...that LEO may need what she has on her cellphone as evidence."

When police arrived at Berger's home, they were initially unable to make contact with anyone at the house and noted that an upstairs light was no longer on. Eventually the responders said everything was 10-4 and that the patient would meet them at the backdoor, which, according to the notes, happened a few minutes later.

The notes say a police officer then told dispatch that the officer was "10-17 WPD to submit evidence." 10-17 is the law enforcement radio code for "en route."

A police spokeswoman says she believes Berger was taken to the hospital. A New Hanover Regional Medical Center spokeswoman says she had no record of Berger in the hospital Tuesday afternoon.

New Hanover County Commission Chair Jonathan Barfield told WWAY Tuesday afternoon he had no comment and that he hasn't talked to Berger.

Commissioner Jason Thompson also said no comment. When asked if he'd heard about what happened, Thompson said, "I don't want to talk about it."

County Commissioner Rick Catlin says doesn't know anything about it. Catlin said, "I hope Brian is OK."

County Commissioner Ted Davis says he didn't know anything about the incident, but he hopes "that's not the case."

WWAY went to Berger's home Tuesday evening, but he did not answer the door. Berger did do an interview with a Wilmington radio station, where he said that he did not try to kill himself and that Blaylock "has issues." He also claims that Wilmington Police lied on the incident report, making that the second time he has accused the department of lying.

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If you're elected to office he should have known all his skeletons that he had in his closet were going to come out. just like the rc soles saga the police keep getting involved so what did he expect.
it's time for brian to go...


You don't have to dig at all. The dirt is virtually falling off of him. The man is a train wreck with the maturity, judgment, and emotional stability of a fourteen year-old. Just when we need him to blunt the efforts of the tyrants, he's tripping off-line into la-la-land.

My only regret is that we didn't have a three-way runoff last year: Caster, Berger, and a small Peruvian squirrel monkey.

The Squirrel Monkey

If we could have had a three-way runoff last year between Caster, Berger, and a small Peruvian squirrel monkey, at least the squirrel monkey would not have been in the news as much as Berger. Berger is turning into the "FROG" Strickland of New Hanover County.

What's next?

are the criminal charges about to hit for collecting unemployment compensation while being paid as a county commissioner?

Is he coming out of the closet to reveal he's one of RC's boys?

Stay Tuned.

In the mean time, I would endorse the monkey.

The squirrel monkey would

The squirrel monkey would have won!