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Belleville resident in custody following threat toward health care worker at hospital

Belleville Police Service

Belleville police say that a 54-year-old local resident was apprehended by officers on Tuesday following a threat directed at medical personnel at the Belleville hospital during a conversation with a crisis worker over the phone.

Officers responded to a notification from an out-of-town crisis centre around midday reporting that the individual had communicated intentions of causing harm to medical staff at the Belleville hospital.

As a precautionary measure, law enforcement dispatched officers to the hospital, while multiple resources were deployed to search for the individual across the city and nearby areas. The person was eventually found in the downtown area and taken into custody without any further disturbance or resistance.

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