CLAREMONT, NH–On August 27, 2020, at approximately 9:55 am a report was made to the Claremont Police Department that a resident of an apartment building in the area of North Street and Chellis Street was possibly having a mental health crisis.
“Upon arrival of Claremont Police, the officers located the individual and started a dialog with this person. Due to the nature of the call and the scene, the Claremont Police Department evacuated several houses and asked a nearby child care center to shelter in place,” said Claremont Police Chief Mark Chase. “This business was later evacuated. The Claremont Communications Center sent a CODE RED announcement that was sent out to the community about this situation and to avoid travel through this area.
“This situation extended into the afternoon and at approximately 5:30 pm it came to an end with the resident agreeing to obtain further help from a mental health team,” said Chase. “This situation ended peacefully and the area was made safe for the residents to return and it was reopened to the public.
“The Claremont Police would like to thank the NH State Police Crisis intervention team as well as the locally assigned NH State troopers as well as the Sullivan County Sheriff’s office. These agencies aided with this call as well as additional calls that occurred in the community during this crisis. We would also like to thank the community for their assistance during the event and allowing the officers to work through this call.”
Chase added, “Due to the nature of the call, no names will be released at this time and the incident remains under investigation.”
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