After seeking help about 20 times in the last two months, Fredrick Biller is finally getting the help he needs, said New London Police Chief Mike Marko.
On Monday, Biller left his home three times before being transported by Firelands Ambulance to Fisher-Titus Medical Center (FTMC) "because he wanted to hurt himself," Marko said.
First, Biller sought out police. Second, Biller left home to seek a family friend. Then, after dark, Biller left his family's West Washburn home and went into a downtown business and told someone there he was going to hurt himself, Marko said.
The concerned citizen at the business called police, who in turn called for a squad after talking to the 42-year-old mentally disabled man.
Biller was transported to a mental facility from FTMC for care, where he remained yesterday, Marko said.
After trying to get help for the family for months, Marko said he's "actually glad. I think he'll (Biller) get the help he needs now."
The evaluators at the hospital "see there is an obvious problem... I think it's great," Marko said.
See full story in Wednesday's Norwalk Reflector.