LOWELL, Mich. (WOOD) — There was a large police presence outside a home in Lowell Thursday morning as authorities worked to help a woman suffering a mental health crisis.
It happened at a mobile home park off W. Main Street, west of Valley Vista Drive. Lowell Police Department Chief Christopher Hurst said a woman came out of her home screaming and holding a shotgun.
Concerned about the gun, his department and the Kent County Sheriff’s Department responded around 9 a.m. The woman went back into the house and refused to come out.
The woman’s family members arrived and worked with police to get the woman to come out of the house peacefully.
“We de-escalated the situation once it was learned that she no longer had access to firearms and the family assisted police getting her to medical help,” Hurst said.
No one was injured.