Thursday, April 7, 2016

Female Iraq Veteran Getting Help After Standoff with Police

UPDATE April 7, 2016
Officials: Standoff subject has PTSD
Officials reported Muirhead is a U.S. Army veteran who served in Iraq and was suffering from PTSD, a condition of persistent mental and emotional stress occurring as a result of injury or severe psychological shock, typically involving disturbance of sleep and constant vivid recall of the experience.

Police: Woman in Port Clinton standoff is Iraq War veteran
Toledo Blade
April 7, 2016

PORT CLINTON — Authorities have identified a 31-year-old Iraq War veteran as a woman who kept law enforcement agents at bay in a nearly seven-hour standoff in the city Wednesday night.

Melissa Jo Muirhead, an Army veteran, was taken to a hospital for evaluation, according to Port Clinton police.
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From NBC 24
Officials say Muirhead is known to police and is believed to be suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Charges are not likely, according to Chief Hickman.