Incident on Raley Street a mental health issue

A person has been taken to the hospital by police under the Mental Health Act.

Kitimat RCMP responded to a report of a person armed with a firearm on Raley Street the evening of September 9.

Staff Sergeant Phil Harrison explained that a combination of alcohol and a mental health disorder is what sparked the incident.

The individual was taken peacefully by the RCMP and brought to the hospital for treatment under the Mental Health Act.