Police: Woman in ‘Mental-Health Crisis’ Closes Interstate 95 in New Hampshire Near Route 101
Police activity forced a brief closure of Interstate 95 near Route 101 Thursday evening in Hampton.
Police had responded to a female individual experiencing a mental-health crisis, according to Hampton Deputy Police Chief Alex Reno.
"All we can officially release in a situation like this is that somebody was in a mental-health crisis and we were working to assist them," Reno told Seacoast Current when reached by phone. "Officers were able to get her down and get her to safety."
Reno said there were no injuries related to the incident and the activity posed no threat to the public, according to Hampton Police Department, who said they were working with New Hampshire State Police as well as the Department of Transportation.
The roads re-opened to traffic shortly after 8 p.m.
Here's what Hampton police said in their Twitter post:
Hampton Police and State Police are handling a situation in the area of Rt. 101 and I-95. There is no threat to the public. I-95 northbound is reduced travel lanes in the area. Please avoid the area.
New Hampshire State Police added an explanation of their own:
#TrafficAlert I-95 Northbound is closed near Route 101; please seek an alternate route if possible. #NHtraffic #NHSP
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Help is available. The National Suicide Prevention Hotline can be reached at 800-273-8255 seven days a week and 24 hours a day. Additionally, the Crisis Text Line is a free text messaging resource and can be reached seven days a week and 24 hours a day by texting HOME to 741741.
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