Male in Distress

On March 23, 2021 at approximately 7:00 AM members of the Medicine Hat Police Service attended to a residence in the 1600 block of 2 Avenue NE following a report of a male in distress. The area was secured for a short time as a precaution while officers negotiated with the male. After approximately 90 minutes the male exited the residence, was apprehended under the Mental Health Act, and transported to hospital for assessment and treatment.

There were no injuries to any persons or use of force options utilized during this response.

If you or someone you know is struggling, there are several local agencies available to provide mental supports including:

Alberta Mental Health Help Line - 1-877-303-2642

The Mental Health Help Line offers 24 hour, 7 day a week confidential service that provides support, information and referrals to Albertans experiencing mental health concern. The line is staffed by a multidisciplinary team comprised of nurses, psychiatric nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, and psychologists.

Canadian Mental Health Association - 403-504-1811

Media Contact:

S/Sgt Jason Graham
Patrol Section
Medicine Hat Police Service
Ph: 403-529-8461