RCMP deal with distraught man on drugs in Comox

Comox Valley RCMP limited traffic around the 500 block of Anderton Road in Comox on Tuesday while they dealt with a distraught man.

Comox Valley RCMP limited traffic around the 500 block of Anderton Road in Comox on Tuesday while they dealt with a distraught man under the influence of drugs.

Just after 8:30 a.m Tuesday, the first of many hang-up 9/11 calls were received. The Courtenay telecoms operators worked diligently at identifying a specific location and eventually one was identified.

A 28-year-old Comox man believed he needed assistance and expressed concern that he may harm someone. He would not fully co-operate with the RCMP, and at one point the man stated that he had a firearm.

Additional resources were called in to ensure the safety of the surrounding residents and the police on scene.

Members from the RCMP’s Emergency Response Team, a trained RCMP negotiator, RCMP traffic services, RCMP police dog service along with many others helped the RCMP’s general duty members take this male into custody without injury.

No weapon was located and the male was found to be under the influence of drugs.

The man was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Comox for assessment and then later returned to cells for further investigation and to ensure the public’s safety.

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