Crisis intervention training teaches police to identify and defuse psychiatric crises

  • by: MICHAEL RUBINKAM , Associated Press
  • Updated: April 10, 2014 - 3:25 PM

NORRISTOWN, Pa. — When a 6-foot-5, 270-pound man with a history of violence broke out of a mental health ward near Philadelphia and tried to withdraw money from a bank, a confrontation with police seemed likely.

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