NORFOLK — Chief Charles Stone reports that the Norfolk Police Department responded to a mental health-related incident Tuesday night, along with mutual aid partners specially trained to deal with mental health situations.
At approximately 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6, Norfolk Police responded to the area of Cleveland Street after they were notified by another police department about an individual in distress. Upon officers’ arrival to the area, they located the individual nearby in their vehicle on Rockwood Road.
Police quickly cordoned off an area around Rockwood Road near Cleveland Street and in the downtown area to maintain a safe perimeter.
Out of an abundance of caution, Norfolk Police requested assistance from officers with specialized training in assisting those with mental health disorders, as well as a highly-trained negotiator from the Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council (METROLEC).
After approximately three and a half hours, the individual was safely brought out of the vehicle by officers and taken to a medical facility. No one was injured.
Due to the nature of the incident, no further information is being released.