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Distraught person on Red Bridge taken to hospital

The mental-health call was the second for Kamloops Mounties on Jan. 23
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Kamloops Mounties dealt with another mental-health call on Monday night (Jan. 23) and again helped take a person to hospital.

Cpl. Crystal Evelyn said officers were called to the Red Bridge, the span east of downtown off Lorne Street that crosses the South Thompson River, linking the City of Kamloops with Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc.

Evelyn said officers were responding to a call at about 9:40 p.m. regarding a person in emotional distress. Officers were able to find the person, apprehend them under the Mental Health Act and take them to Royal Inland Hospital for medical assessment and care.

Later that same night, police were called to a home in Dufferin, where they used a Taser to subdue a man experiencing a drug-induced mental-health crisis and behaving in a threatening manner.  He was taken to hospital for treatment.