B-2 Units De-Esclate EDP With Knife in Roxbury

On Saturday March 5th, at approximately 17:00 hours, Boston Police Officers from District B-2, along with Boston EMS. responded to reports of a disturbance in an apartment on Williams Street in Roxbury.

A 911 caller reported to Operations that a woman was acting erratically, and was armed with a knife. Officers arrived and immediately located the woman, who was clearly in the middle of a mental health crisis, holding a knife to her own throat.

Additional Officers rushed to the scene, where they were eventually able to safely detain the woman, while also securing the knife by using less lethal equipment and verbal de-escalation. Once the woman was secured, she was turned over to Boston EMS, and transported her to a local area hospital where she could receive the mental health care she needed.

This incident yet again highlights the superb training and skill our Officers have and use daily to take dangerous situations and resolve them peacefully within this City. No further information is available at this time.

If you ever find yourself in crisis, or are worried about the safety of a friend or loved one in need of emotional support, please contact the Good Samaritan Helpline at 1-877-870-4673. You can call or text any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The services are free, confidential, and completely anonymous.