Hamilton police say they have “safely secured” a 16-year-old boy who barricaded himself in a Mountain home after a baby was sent to hospital early this morning.
The teen has been transported to hospital for examination, according to investigators.
HPS has safely secured a barricaded 16-year-old male. Police will remain in the area as we continue to investigate. Roads will be reopened soon in <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/HamOnt?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#HamOnt</a>. Thanks to everyone for their patience as we dealt with the situation. He has been transported to hospital for examination.
Just before 3:30 am on Wednesday, police were alerted that a “child under the age of 2” was injured at a home in the area of Rymal Road E and Trinity Church Road.
Police were called to the home, and a baby was transported to hospital with “non-life threatening injuries.”
Hamilton paramedic superintendent Dave Thompson said the baby was a girl around 21 months old, and that her injuries were serious.
Police are not releasing the nature of those injuries at this time.
The teen then barricaded himself inside the home, which is near Bishop Ryan Secondary School. The person’s relation to the baby has not been released at this time.
At a press conference at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday morning Hamilton police Cst. Jerome Stewart said that police had “breached the residence.”
In an update posted to Twitter around 11:40 a.m. police said the man had been taken into custody.
The school is open and police continue to work with school officials.
Rymal Road was closed at Trinity Church Road and Dakota Boulevard. Police announced on Twitter, just before noon, that the road had reopened.
There is no threat to public safety, police say.