WATCH: Police Officer Shoots Suicidal Man to Save His Life

We try to avoid posting videos that are too violent or exploitative to the site, but we felt this one had to be shared. Be warned however: though the video isn’t explicitly violent, it is emotional enough that it may make you cry.

If you need some setup before watching, here goes: a French police unit are swarming a suicidal man’s house. The man steps outside with a rifle pointed at himself, prepared to shoot even as police and his family beg him not to.

A sniper intervenes. A life is saved. A wife is horrified, then immensely grateful. We’re crying.

Watch the video.

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