Derby, CT police safely resolve mental health crisis with negotiation

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DERBY, CT — A mental health crisis was safely resolved Thursday afternoon after Derby Police Department officers responded to a call at a Caroline Street apartment.

At 2:25 p.m., officers were dispatched to the residence where a man had barricaded himself inside, refusing to leave.

To ensure public safety, surrounding streets were closed as the situation unfolded.

With support from Shelton Police Department, which assisted in establishing a secure perimeter, Derby officers successfully made contact with the individual via phone.

A trained negotiator from Shelton PD helped persuade the man to exit the apartment.

He was then transported to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation.

The incident ended without physical confrontation.

Authorities expressed gratitude to the community for their patience during the road closures, which were lifted around 5:00 p.m. once the area was deemed safe.

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