Police responding to what they thought was a domestic assault ended up using their powers of persuasion to talk a woman down from a window ledge on Monday.
At around 12:45 p.m., police were called for a disturbance when a 36-year-old Kamloops woman began screaming at her ex-boyfriend in his apartment in the 1000 block of Hugh Allan Drive.
“The old boyfriend let her into his apartment to stop the disturbance in the hallway but the woman continued her tirade inside the apartment,” said Staff Sgt. Grant Learned.
Once inside, she began slapping him and whipping him with her keys, which were at the end of a tether.
The 35-year-old man suffered welts to his upper back, shoulder and neck.
When police arrived, the woman was sitting on the edge of a window three floors up threatening to jump. Police negotiated for more than an hour, and with the help of the ex-boyfriend, talked her into getting off the ledge and back into the apartment.
Once inside, she agreed to be taken to the Royal Inland Hospital for a voluntary, 72-hour mental health assessment.
The investigation into the domestic assault continues and in the meantime, police obtained a no-contact order against the woman.