Berkley Police Explain Monday Night ‘Shelter in Place’ Incident
BERKLEY — A day after residents were ordered to shelter in place, Berkley Police have offered some information on what took place Monday night.
In a post to the department’s official Facebook page, Berkley Police stated that officers “responded to a mental health crisis on Carlos Estates Drive” at about 6:44 p.m. Monday night, December 6.
According to NBC 10 Providence, residents were told at the time to lock their doors and remain inside their homes. The SEMLEC SWAT and crisis negotiation teams were called in, police said.
Police said that the situation “was de-escalated without the use of force and without injuries to the individual or responding officers.” They noted that the situation came to a “peaceful resolution” and that the individual in crisis received the necessary medical attention.