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Armstrong woman taken into custody after 'high-risk' situation: RCMP

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April 16, 2021 - 2:32 PM

An RCMP officer called to a report of a woman causing a disturbance at a home in Armstrong last light successfully de-escalated the high-risk situation before anyone was hurt.

RCMP say in a media release the officer arrived at the home on Smith Drive at around 11 p.m. yesterday, April 15, where they found a "visibly distraught" woman outside the residence and a dialogue was started.

"Despite ongoing efforts to de-escalate the situation, the woman refused to comply with police direction and, in the course of the interaction, threatened to harm herself," Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP media relations officer Const. Chris Terleski said in the release. "Our officers recognized the need to intervene and were able to gain access to the building and safely, and successfully take the person into custody."

The woman was taken to hospital under the Mental Health Act for assessment.

RCMP said no charges are anticipated.

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