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Campbell River RCMP use taser to disarm man during mental health call

The Campbell River RCMP says mental health calls can become very dangerous, very quickly.

This comes after police responded to a public complaint of continued yelling at Cambridge Park on Tuesday at around 11:00pm.

Upon arrival, Const. Maury Tyre says police found a 24-year-old man having a “mental health crisis.” 

“He pulled a knife on officers and then held it to his own throat expressing a desire to die,” Tyre says.

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While trying to de-escalate the situation, Tyre says the man made a move toward officers with the knife in hand.

This resulted in officers having to use a taser, which helped them to disarm the man without harm to themselves or the public.

The man was then checked by paramedics before being taken to hospital for assessment.

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