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September 28, 2021

Slidell Police Resolve Mental Health Crisis

Monday (September 27, 2021) evening, Slidell Police responded to the 200 block of Meadowmoss Drive in reference to an individual experiencing an apparent mental health crisis. When officers arrived, the individual brandished a hand gun and threatened self-harm. Officers began negotiating with the person for several minutes, utilizing de-escalation techniques. 

During the stand-off, the subject fired one shot from the handgun. Luckily, no one was injured from the discharge of the weapon. Officers utilized extreme restraint and continued to talk with the individual, attempting a peaceful outcome. 

The person was eventually subdued (without injury) and transported for a mental evaluation. The incident is currently under investigation.

Slidell Police Chief Randy Fandal stated, “We constantly train and prepare for these types of situations. There could have been many different outcomes from this incident, but the important thing is…everyone is safe. I’m proud to say my officers utilized their training and showed restraint. We thank God no one got hurt.”

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