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A copycat suicide is defined as an emulation of another suicide that the person attempting suicide knows about either from local knowledge or due to accounts or depictions of the original suicide on television and in other media.
A spike of emulation suicides after a widely publicized suicide is known as the Werther effect, following Goethe's novel The Sorrows of Young Werther.
The San Francisco media consultant at the center of a FBI manhunt for allegedly possessing explosive materials is no longer considered an "immediate threat," two sources told NBC News ... they don’t believe that Chamberlain, a social media expert and well-known political consultant, presents an immediate threat to public safety.
originally posted by: TerrorAlertRed
FBI: S.F. Man at center of explosives threat in custody
originally posted by: WhiteAlice
...I'm glad that he's not dead. Sounds like he was sitting in a bar in San Francisco. Kind of funny, that. I also hope that the FBI were right about him being a concern because, if they aren't, they just ruined this man's already tattered life.