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MESA, Ariz. - We are learning new information about an incident involving the Mesa SWAT Team and a Phoenix VA Hospital executive.

Brad Curry is the Chief of Health Administration Services at the Phoenix VA Hospital.

He was put on administrative leave in May after reports that BA administrators created and hid secret waiting lists to cover up long wait times for sick veterans.

Curry was at the center of police activity earlier this month after a family member called 911 saying he was suicidal.

911 Caller: "My father is going through a difficult time. He's threatening suicide."

911 Operator: "Does he have any weapons?"

911 Caller: "He has multiple weapons, rifles and a gun."

911 Operator: "What does he have with him?"

911 Caller: "I have no idea. My mom came to my house. We live right across the street."

This 911 call by Curry's daughter sparked a SWAT Team response at his home on July 10.

According to the police report, Curry became upset while discussing finances with his wife, grabbed a pistol and then slammed his hand against the wall.

Officers deployed three bean bag rounds and even a taser on Curry after he refused to put his hands on his head and ignored officers' commands.

Curry was not hurt by the Taser, but after that he began cooperating with police and the situation diffused.

Neighbors say the swat team was at the home for nearly three hours.

Although the family was home, no one answered the door at curry's house. Nor did anyone answer the door at his daughter's home.

Curry has not officially been fired from the Phoenix VA Hospital, but his Facebook page indicates he is self-employed.

Neighbors we spoke with say they're concerned that Curry was not arrested or charged with anything after the swat confrontation.

According to the police report, an officer asked curry if he felt like hurting himself and he said "no."  

The officer asked curry if he threatened to hurt himself with a gun, curry replied "no."

The officer also offered counseling services, which Curry refused.

After that, the officer decided Curry did not need to be held for a mental evaluation.

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