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For immediate release: October 31st, 2023

BEDFORD, Va. The Bedford Police Department takes subject into custody on an Emergency Custody Order (ECO)

On October 30th at approximately 2:03 p.m., Officers responded to a call in the 800 block of Ole Turnpike Dr. in reference to a wellness check. Upon arrival, officers found a male in the wood line that had a firearm aimed at himself. Officers were able to de-escalate the situation and convince the subject to put down the firearm. The subject was taken into custody without further incident. Businesses in the area were asked to shelter in place while the situation was ongoing, and have since resumed normal operations.

No individuals were hurt or threatened during this incident.


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