UPDATE: Officers Recovering from Person in Crisis Call
The three officers injured during a person in crisis call continue to recover from their injuries.
On Tuesday, December 22, 2020, shortly after 3:00 p.m. Hamilton Police responded to the area of James Street North and Robert Street for reports of a person in crisis. Officers used de-escalation techniques and minimal force to secure the male. During the incident, three officers were injured and they were transported to the hospital with various injuries to their neck and head.
The male sustained minor injuries before being safely apprehended and transported to the hospital for an assessment.
The officers received medical treatment and have since been released from the hospital. They are currently at home recovering from their injuries.
While police services routinely respond for calls of this nature, yesterday’s incident reminds us of the importance of community safety and the fact that no call for service is routine.
Hamilton Police Service would like to thank the public for their continued support at this time. Although an incident of this nature causes us all to pause and reflect, we are confident our officers will continue to demonstrate professionalism and commitment to the safety of all Hamilton citizens.
We continue to investigate the incident and are appealing for anyone with video surveillance or information that have yet to come forward, to contact police.
If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime, you are asked to contact Detective David Brewster at 905-546-4067.
To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at www.crimestoppershamilton.com.