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Police close Howey Drive in response to a woman in crisis

No injuries were sustained

Greater Sudbury Police responded to reports of a woman in crisis on Howey Drive on Sunday*, leading to the temporary closure of the roadway. 

Around 10:20 a.m. that morning, a woman from the area climbed onto her roof in what police have described as a crisis situation.

Police responded shortly thereafter, said staff Sgt. Steve Hotson in an interview with, closing the roadway in both directions as first responders worked to talk the woman down. 

At the scene, Sgt. Jason Gagne said officers continued to speak with the woman and after about 30 minutes she voluntarily descend from the roof, sustaining no injuries in the process. 

Officers were joined on scene by paramedics and firefighters, but did not ultimately require the assistance of these teams. 

The roadway was then reopened.

More details will be released as they are made available.

An earlier version of this story indicated that the incident in question occurred on Saturday, which is not the case.

Keira Ferguson, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

About the Author: Keira Ferguson, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

A graduate of both Laurentian University and Cambrian College, Keira Ferguson is a Local Journalism Initiative reporter, funded by the Government of Canada, at
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