Mental health call prompts heavy police response on Flagg Rd.

Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

MORRISBURG — The SD&G OPP acknowledges a robust police presence in the Flagg Rd. area this morning as officers responded to a mentally disturbed individual.

“Basically, it was a male with mental health issues, and he was apprehended,” reported Const. Eric Ranger early this afternoon after the incident was over. No one was injured in the incident.

Ranger said the detachment was still investigating whether the person involved may have possessed a firearm. “We’re not sure yet, we’re still processing this.”

Nation Valley News noticed two OPP SUV-type cruisers proceeding very quickly together out of Chesterville late this morning, headed south.

A reader messaged our newsroom about an hour later, describing multiple cruisers, officers with assault rifles, an ambulance on standby and spike belts deployed on Flagg Rd.

Ranger said police will reveal more details if there are charges after the investigation wraps up.

It’s the second police response to a mental-health call that has drawn public attention in South Dundas within the last couple of weeks.  NVN was apprised by a reader of OPP cruisers moving rapidly westward out of Riverside Heights on the afternoon of June 11. It turns out those officers were headed for Grant quarry near Iroquois. SD&G OPP Constable Tylor Copeland reported later an involved male was apprehended without incident.


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