Distraught male apprehended by police

A local man was taken into custody, after police received a disturbing phone call

  • Nov. 20, 2015 3:00 p.m.

The Hope RCMP received a disturbing call regarding a suicidal male with a gun on Thursday, November 12, at approximately 3:30 p.m., near Hope Secondary School.

Due to the nature of the call there was a heightened police response, as the safety of the general public, police and despondent male were taken into consideration.

Upon attendance at the scene, investigation determined that the male no longer had access to any firearms.

The distraught male was apprehended without incident.

The matter has been referred to the local health services for their follow up and the police investigation remains active.

Suicidal behaviour has been noted by officials around festive seasons for a variety of reasons.

“Unfortunately, it has been my experience that as we move closer to the holiday season these kind of incidents rise due to a variety of personal stresses that people are under,” Staff Sergeant Karol Rehdner told The Hope Standard.

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