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Police Conduct Crisis Intervention After Suicide Threats In Newtown

Newtown police responded to suicide threats, assisted by the Danbury Regional Emergency Unit.
Newtown police responded to suicide threats, assisted by the Danbury Regional Emergency Unit. Photo Credit: Facebook

Patrol officers from the Newtown Police Department were sent to a residence in the Botsford area of Newtown last week to conduct a crisis intervention on an individual who had made suicidal threats.

It was decided that based on this specific situation and out of an abundance of caution to both area residents and this individual’s personal safety, the Danbury Regional Emergency Unit was activated and responded to assist Newtown patrol officers on scene.

"We are happy to report, that shortly thereafter, this suicidal individual was taken into protective custody and transported to a local hospital for an evaluation," police said in a statement. "No criminal charges will be filed."

As part of this investigation, the Newtown Police seized numerous weapons from the residence and police said they will work with the local prosecutor's office for the future disposition of those seized weapons.

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