UPDATE: Distraught man at high-rise draws police

A Greater Sudbury Police cruiser.

John Lappa/Sudbury Star


The situation on Bruce Street involving a man in emotional distress has been resolved.

Police said emergency response unit members and crisis negotiators peacefully resolved the situation through communication with the 30-year-old man.

“He will be transported to hospital to receive the services he requires,” police said through Twitter.

Bruce Street was reopened to traffic.



Numerous police and emergency vehicles remained outside a Flour Mill apartment building on Sunday evening in regard to a person in crisis.

“Officers on scene of man in emotional distress,” Greater Sudbury Police tweeted around 7:30 p.m. 

“Officers continue attempts to communicate with man for peaceful resolution.”

A witness posting and sharing video on Twitter said a man was threatening to jump from a balcony near the top of the Balmoral Apartments building on Bruce Street.

“Sudbury police still trying to get this guy off the railing,” he wrote.

The observer said two ambulances and about a dozen cruisers were in the area.

“A crisis intervention worker has been brought and negotiations are currently being overheard,” he said.

Police said there was “no threat to public safety” but were advising travellers that Bruce Avenue had been closed between Cambrian Heights Drive and Dell Street.


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