Police Officers Respond To Woman In Distress

October 4, 2019

The Vulnerable Persons Unit Officers responded to woman in distress and transported her to KEMH, but she ran off before being transported back to “hospital for assessment and appropriate care.”

A police spokesperson said, “Around 12:30pm Thursday, October 3rd a member of the public reported that a dark complexioned woman appeared to be wearing only a white T-shirt and seemed to be in distress outside the Washington Mall on Reid Street near the junction with Queen Street in the City of Hamilton.

“However, the woman – who is believed to be 45-years-old – was eventually located about 45 minutes later on Bermudiana Road near the junction with Front Street.

“Police officers from the Vulnerable Persons Unit [VPU] attended Bermudiana Road and transported the woman to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital as a place of safety, but she ran off – now apparently fully clothed – toward the north round-a-bout.

“Two female VPU officers caught up with the woman at the north round-a-bout and took her into custody for her own safety – which was captured on cell phone video and circulated on social media.

“The woman was then transported back to hospital for assessment and appropriate care.”

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  1. Donelle Brangman says:

    I am glad we have a VPU for situations of this nature.

  2. mixitup says:

    I hope and pray she’ll be ok.

  3. Lone Wolf says:

    What happened to the days when people would help people during times of duress instead of filming the incidents for public entertainment? It is completely disgusting and I have only one word for these inconsiderate people. KARMA!

    It may not be today. It may not be tomorrow. But one day they themselves or someone they love will need help and people will be filming them for public entertainment. Karma will make it so.