Police Coordinate Successful Apprehension of Person in Crisis

After a four hour standoff, which included shutting down a busy intersection on the west side of Hamilton, Hamilton Police were able to safely apprehend an injured male in crisis.

On Tuesday, June 17, 2020, shortly after 6:00 p.m. Hamilton Police received information about a person in crisis in the area of King Street West and Dundurn Street North. Once on scene, officers established communication with a 56–year-old male who was suffering from a self-inflicted injury to his neck and was armed with a large butcher knife. The male was agitated and threatened to harm himself if police approached. The area was immediately secured as Crisis Negotiator, Mobile Crisis and Emergency Response officers attended. Over the course of several hours, negotiators maintained communication with the male while detectives spoke with the male’s family and physician for vital background information.

At approximately 10:30 p.m., with the male’s condition worsening as a result of his injury, officers safely apprehended the male. He was transported to the hospital and his condition was originally listed as life-threatening.

Hamilton Police are happy to announce the male’s condition has been upgraded and he continues to receive the treatment he needs.

The intersection was closed during the incident and was later released after the scene was processed by Forensic Officers.

Hamilton Police would like to thank the public for their patience during the situation.