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Lake Pleasant Regional Park reopened following police incident

Posted: 2:08 PM, May 05, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-06 01:28:30-04
Traffic backup at Lake Pleasant after police incident

PEORIA, AZ — Lake Pleasant Regional Park has reopened after being temporarily closed due to a nearby police incident on Sunday afternoon.

In a tweet, Peoria police say officers responded to a possible suicidal person with a weapon near the entrance to Lake Pleasant.

Roads to and from the park were closed for several hours with multiple agencies on scene attempting to resolve the situation peacefully.

Around 5 p.m., Peoria police say the person was detained and taken to a hospital for evaluation.

The road closures on SR-74 at Castle Hot Springs Road were lifted shortly after 6 p.m.

Troopers with the Department of Public Safety, deputies with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Department, and Glendale police were on scene assisting.

Stay with ABC15 and abc15.com for updates on this developing situation.