Olympia woman dies after emergency crews tried to sedate her, police say

  • Source: Olympian - Metered Site
  • Published: 02/08/2018 01:41 AM

Police in Olympia say a 35-year-old woman died after emergency crews tried to sedate her early Wednesday. Olympia firefighters responded to a fire alarm at an apartment complex on the 1200 block of Fern Street Southwest shortly after 1 a.m. The woman pulled the fire alarm “while in crisis ... apparently suffering from mental illness and/or acute effects of substance use,” according to a news release. Police also responded to the scene. Officers tried to detain her for a mental health evaluation but she began kicking and lunging at them. Crews decided to “chemically restrain her so that she could be safely transported,” the news release stated.


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