Readers are asking about a "suicide attempt." I wouldn't call it that, but a suicide "threat."
A Bahamian policeman who was on the boat that stopped him, one of the guys who fired the shots into the engine, told me this morning that Colt did, indeed, put the pistol he was carrying to his own head and said he would shoot if they tried to take him. Again, the Bahamian officers acted professionaly and held fast, calmly talking to Colt until he put the gun down and then threw it into the water.
Colt could have shot at them, he could have shot himself... Either would have had the same consequences, and the end of his run would have been as final as it gets. But he chose to live.