Man referred for psychiatric assessment after cemetery incid
Man referred for psychiatric assessment after cemetery
Christchurch Police have removed a man from a
city cemetery this morning after he made threats to exhume a
The 25-year old Christchurch man was taken in to
custody and has been referred to psychiatric emergency
services for assessment.
Police were contacted overnight
after the man was reported to have threatened to exhume the
body of a 90-year old man. He had previously intruded on the
funeral for the deceased man on Wednesday.
apprehended the man without incident as soon as he arrived
at the cemetery. The grave was not disturbed.
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