21 March 2019

Police peacefully resolve situation at Canberra Hospital

| Lachlan Roberts
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Photo: George Tsotsos.

Police have resolved a situation at the Canberra Hospital on Wednesday night (20 March) after negotiating with a man for more than three hours.

Around 3:30 pm, ACT Policing officers responded to a call for assistance. General duties and Specialist Response Group negotiators responded to the incident and spoke to a 46-year-old man.

A police spokesperson said the matter was successfully resolved without incident around 7:10 pm.

The man, who is well-known to police, will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (21 March) after breaking his parole.

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