DRPS members help suicidal female threatening to jump from seventh floor ledge

Source: Durham Regional Police Facebook page

Numerous members of DRPS successfully de-escalated a tense situation involving a distraught female in Oshawa yesterday.

On Wednesday, August 2, 2017, at approximately 3:30 p.m., police were called to the Lakeridge Health Oshawa parking garage for a distraught female. Citizens observed a female sitting on the seventh floor ledge threatening to jump. 911 communicators were able to co-ordinate the appropriate response and assisted with communications to our frontline officers. Tactical Support Unit and a Negotiator were onscene and were able to successfully build a rapport with the female and she was eventually taken into custody without incident.

A 21-year-old female was apprehended under the Mental Health Act and taken to hospital for assessment.