Incident involving a distraught man climbing a crane ends peacefully

Smith photo, Nation Valley News

OTTAWA —  Ottawa Police officers were called to the scene of an emotionally distressed man who was climbing a crane, at a construction site, shortly after 2 p.m., in the 100 block of Frontier Path Private.

Responding officers were able to establish contact with the distraught man and calmed him down until the negotiations team took over.

The male came down the crane around 7 p.m. and was transported to a local hospital where he is receiving help; thanks to the calm and coordinated officer response.

If you find yourself in a crisis, there are resources available to you.

  •       Distress Centre Ottawa<>: For individuals 16 years or older living in Ottawa or the Counties of Prescott & Russell, Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry, Renfrew, and Akwesasne.
  •       Crisis Line<>: A Crisis Service staffed by professionally trained volunteers who answer calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  •       The Royal Ottawa Crisis Line<>

•       Youth Services Bureau<>: An organization offering support and innovative services and programs to youth in the community.

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