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Safe Resolution to Male-in-Crisis Incident

Apr 7, 2021

Inc. # 21-11841

UPDATE

On Sunday, April 4, 2021, at approximately 1:21 p.m., Brantford Police Service responded to reports of a male in crisis at a residence on Grey Street.

Responding officers attempted to speak with the male, who confined himself in the residence with weapons, while refusing to surrender himself to police.

Uniformed officers, negotiators, and the Mobile Crisis Rapid Response Team (MCRRT) responded in an effort to resolve the situation safely. 

While there is was no concern for public safety, out of an abundance of caution, roads in the immediate area were closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

Shortly after 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 7, 2021 the person in crisis was apprehended and transported to hospital for assessment.
 
As this incident occurred over three days, BPS would like to thank Halton Police Service, Waterloo Regional Police Service, Guelph Police Service and the Ontario Provincial Police for providing invaluable assistance. EMS and Brantford Fire were additional partners who contributed to a safe outcome for all involved.

Brantford Police Service would also like to thank area residents for their ongoing patience and concern while we worked to safely resolve this incident.
 
Due to the nature of the incident and related circumstances, the Brantford Police Service have notified the province’s Special Investigation Unit (SIU), which has invoked its mandate. As such, Brantford Police Service will be unable to provide further information or comment related to the incident.

Public Safety in Partnership with the Community

Original Release
 
April 5, 2021

Inc. # 21-11841
 
On April 4, 2021, at approximately 1:21 p.m., Brantford Police Service responded to reports of a male in crisis at a residence on Grey Street.
 
Uniformed officers, negotiators, and the Mobile Crisis Rapid Response Team (MCRRT) are onsite in an effort to resolve the situation safely. MCRRT partners uniformed officers with experienced mental health professionals to respond and provide crisis intervention.
 
While there is no concern for public safety, out of an abundance of caution, area roads have been closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic in the immediate area.
 
Brantford Police Service would also like to thank area residences for their ongoing patience and concern while we are working to safely resolve this incident.
 
This incident is active. Additional updates will be provided as available.
  
Public Safety in Partnership with the Community