Distraught Police Officer Forces Evacuation of London Police Headquarters

Distraught Police Officer Forces Evacuation of London Police Headquarters

London police were forced to evacuate a portion of their Dundas Street headquarters for most of Thursday after an apparent standoff with a distraught officer. 

Police explained Friday that the "incident" at 601 Dundas St. - that lasted 9 hours - was the result of a distraught police officer isolated inside an area of the police station.

The main entrance to the building remained open to the public, but areas secured by responding officers were evacuated. 

Police officers in body armour were seen leaving the building late Thursday night and officers from the Waterloo Regional Police were called in to to provide assistance.

There will be no charges laid, said spokesperson Const. Sandasha Bough. 

"There was no criminal offence committed. The incident was resolved peacefully and without injury. If it had involved a member of there public and not an employee, and the circumstances were the same, there would not be charges either," Bough said Friday morning.  

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