Crisis team safely talks suicidal woman out of Southington house

Published on Wednesday, 20 June 2018 09:26
Written by LISA BACKUS


SOUTHINGTON – A police regional crisis intervention team was able to talk a potentially suicidal woman out of her home Tuesday afternoon without incident, police said.

Officers received a report that a 71-year-old woman on Marion Avenue was suicidal and possibly had access to guns, Sgt. Jeffrey Dobratz said.

Officers surrounded the home and called in the Central Region Emergency Response Team to talk the woman safely out of the residence. She came outside peacefully at about 7:30 p.m. The woman was taken to a local medical facility for mental health evaluation, Dobratz said.

Three firearms were located in the house but the guns weren’t loaded and there was no ammunition in the home, he said. The guns were seized pending a hearing with the state firearms board. No arrests were made, Dobratz said.

Posted in The Bristol Press, , Southington Herald on Wednesday, 20 June 2018 09:26. Updated: Wednesday, 20 June 2018 09:28.