A Barrie day-care centre and elementary school were placed in a “hold and secure” status by police on Wednesday as they responded to a nearby tactical situation.
The Barrie Police Tactical Support Unit (TSU) responded to a call regarding a “suicidal teenaged male who barricaded himself in his home.” The unit has specialized training to handle such situations.
As a precaution, the centre and school were ‘held and secured’ until the tactical situation was resolved, police report. Basically, it meant locking the exterior doors while activity inside continued normally.
The situation was resolved when the teen left his residence “peacefully” and was taken into custody under the Mental Health Act. He was transported to the RVH for a psychological assessment, police report.
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