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Pima Regional SWAT first in state to take mental health course

A 17-year-old boy has a gun. He’s holed up in a drainage ditch in a Vail neighborhood while negotiators try to talk him down.

And after almost five hours, he surrenders peacefully. Pima Regional SWAT Sgt. Christy Anderson says a recent Mental Health First Aid course for the negotiators helped do that.

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