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Psychiatrist assists GSPS in Flour Mill barricading incident

With increasing concern about the man in emotional distress, Sudbury police entered the St. George Street residence early Wednesday morning
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A situation in the Flour Mill that Greater Sudbury Police described as “dynamic” on June 14 was  resolved after members of the Emergency Response Unit and a local psychiatrist were able to assist a man in emotional distress. 

In a press release issued on June 15, GSPS say a call that came in shortly after 5:35 p.m. on June 14, regarding a man in emotional distress on St. George Street in Sudbury.

The man had barricaded himself inside a home, and when police arrived on scene, they set up containment of the residence and began making attempts to speak with the man. 

“Members of our Emergency Response Unit (ERU) arrived on scene and began crisis communications in order to de-escalate the situation and to come to a peaceful resolution, '' said the release from GSPS. 

“Multiple attempts to establish communication were made. However, the man refused to speak with police.”

It was then that police brought in a local psychiatrist to assist officers.  

Around 2:10 a.m. on June 15, police made entry into the residence as there were increasing concerns regarding his well-being. 

“Officers took the man into custody without incident under the Mental Health Act,” reads the release. “He was transported to hospital in order to receive the support services that he requires.”   

As this incident was a mental health-related incident, no further information related to the man will be provided.

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