Police Arrest Barricaded Suspect Utilizing Mental Health Support and Not Force – Health News Today

Co-response program pairs behavioral health clinicians with police officers  

 

Friday, at approximately 5:44 p.m., a man wanted on several criminal charges barricaded himself in a home in the 2900 block of East College Avenue. In addition to utilizing a tactical team within the Boulder Police Department a mental health clinician from the EDGE Program responded to the scene to assist police negotiators.  

Shortly after 11 p.m., James Patrick Cush (dob 6/24/94) was taken into custody without any force. He was medically cleared and taken to the Boulder County Jail for Second Degree Assault, 3rd Degree Assault, Criminal Mischief, Reckless Endangerment, and a warrant for Domestic Violence. 

Out of an abundance of caution, 117 community members living in the area received an emergency notification to shelter in place. Emergency alerts are utilized throughout Boulder County to notify community members about imminent threats to health and safety. This service allows you to opt-in to receive notifications via phone calls, text messaging, e-mail and more based on locations you care about. You can choose to receive notifications about events that may affect your home, workplace, family’s schools and more. For more information and to register visit boco911alert.com. 

 

Media Contact:  

Shannon Aulabaugh, Media Relations, 720-484-9903

 

Published Oct 31., 2020

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