Police Arrest Man Barricaded in Apartment


On Thursday, July 26, 2018, at about 1:00 P.M., officers with the Glynn County Police Department responded to a problem with person at Oglethorpe Plaza Efficiencies, 3553 Darien Highway. A 19-year-old male with mental health issues was swinging a broomstick and threatening people. Officers arrived and made contact with the male, who threatened officers and then fled on foot. The male barricaded himself inside a utility room in thecomplex.Members of the police department’s Crisis Intervention Team (C.I.T.) responded to the scene. These officers have specialized training in dealing with people with diminished mental capacity and people in crisis. The C.I.T. attempted to get the male to surrender for approximately two hours, but were unsuccessful. Members of the police department S.W.A.T. Team made entry and took the male into custody without incident. The male was transported by ambulance to the Southeast Georgia Health System – Brunswick Campus toreceive treatment.“I am extremely pleased with the way all of our law enforcement and emergency medical personnel handled this situation”, said Glynn County Police Chief John Powell. “I am proud to know that we have officers trained to handle situations involving people in crisis withoutusing force”, Powell said.