Capt. Mark Carignan
On 11/5/2020 at around 9:30am Brattleboro Police responded to a gas station on Canal Street for a report of a man who may try to injure himself. Initial reports were that the man may be armed with a gun. A responding officer reported seeing the man walking into the woods, toward nearby Brattleboro Union High School.
Additional officers responded and searched for the subject. Police contacted BUHS officials and advised them of the situation. The deparment and BUHS staff have longstanding established relationships and effective communication that allowed for this to happen quickly and efficiently. BUHS took steps to increase the safety of their campus. Questions related to those steps should be directed to the school.
After a search it was determined that the man was not in the area of BUHS. Later, officers located the subject and found that he was not armed with a gun. He was taken to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital for an evaluation. No criminal charges have been filed related to this incident.