After 'tense' day, distraught female rescued from edge of 18th floor balcony
Kenwick Place on George Street in Sarnia, Ont. is seen in the background.
After close to six hours, Sarnia police were able to rescue a distraught female seated over the edge of an 18th floor balcony Tuesday.
Emergency responders were called to Kenwick Place at 160 George St. around 10:30 a.m.
They found a woman sitting precariously on the balcony edge. Polilce used the criminal investigation branch and negotiating team until the situation was resoved around 4:15 p.m. Roads in the area were closed off for several hours.
EMS took the woman to hospital.
A Tweet from the Sarnia fire department said it was "a successful outcome from a very tense situation," and noted the teammwork with other emergency personnel.
Police also thanked the public saying, people "were tolerant during this very stressful situation for all.
A short time later police responded to a domestic incident at a home in the area of Talfourd Street and Lillian Street around 6 p.m.
Police said they were concerned that a man barricaded inside had a firearm.
The emergency response team and OPP tactical response unit became involved to try to bring the situation to a peaceful resolution.
Negotiators worked through the night and surrounding streets were closed to ensure public safety.
At 8 a.m. Wednesday, the suspect was taken into custody without incident. A 51-year-old man is charged with uttering threats.