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Sudbury police apprehend person in crisis

Drummond Street residence contained due to potential for violence and presence of weapons

A person in crisis was ultimately apprehended under the Mental Health Act by Greater Sudbury Police March 18.

Shortly after 1:30 a.m. Saturday morning, officers were dispatched to a residence on Drummond Avenue in relation to a person in crisis.

Due to the potential for violence and the presence of weapons, members of Patrol Operations set up containment of the residence, as the individual was alone inside the home.

Members of the GSPS Emergency Response Unit (ERU) and K9 Unit arrived on scene.

Crisis negotiators made attempts to establish communication with the individual, however the individual would not answer the phone.

Around 6:25 a.m., members of ERU and K9 made entry into the home to check on the well-being of the individual. 

The person was apprehended under the Mental Health Act and transported to hospital to receive the support services required. No information related to the person’s identity will be provided, said police.