Jeff Turl

North Bay OPP say a Mobile Crisis Response Team (MCRT) helped prevent what could have been a terrible tragedy in Sturgeon Falls last week

On October 30, officers from the Nipissing West OPP were called to Queen Street to investigate a person throwing rocks at vehicles.

“When police arrived, the suspect ran from police and eventually onto the roof of a residence,” says Constable Shona Camirand. “The suspect wanted police to shoot him.”

The North Bay OPP MCRT heard the call and headed to assist.

“Once at the scene, the mental health nurse was able to speak to the male in crisis and convince him to come down off the roof. She sat with the subject to discuss available resources before he was ultimately apprehended by officers,” added Camirand in a news release.

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