Peterborough police say a man was detained under the Mental Health Act following an incident at Jackson Park on Tuesday afternoon.
Around 2:30 p.m., Peterborough Police Service officers responded to reports of a man in distress in the north-end park.
Police issued a notice advising members of the public to remain away from the park due to an “ongoing investigation.”
Police say they found a man who was holding a knife and a blow torch. They learned the man was also wanted on warrants for assault and for mischief in connection with domestic incidents.
Around 4:30 p.m., the mobile crisis intervention team was able to safely take the 40-year-old man into custody under the Mental Health Act. He was taken to Peterborough Regional Health Centre.
In a Tweet issued at 4:47 p.m., police said the scene was cleared.