BATAVIA – A woman reported to be armed with a knife Friday morning in the area of Batavia High School was sent to a local hospital for evaluation, according to a news release issued Friday afternoon.
Police were dispatched at 10:30 a.m. to the 100 block of Pitz Lane in Batavia for a report of a mentally unstable woman in her 70s, the release stated.
The woman had left her unspecified residence carrying a small knife, according to police. Officers arrived in the area and quickly learned the woman was walking west on Main Street in the area of Batavia High School, 1201 Main St., Batavia.
A police officer assigned to the high school heard the dispatch on his radio and confirmed that no students were outside the school. The officer confronted the woman within a minute of the dispatch and quickly took her into custody without injury to her or himself, the release stated.
The woman then was transported to a local hospital for an evaluation, according to the release.
The incident had no connection to the high school, no students or staff were involved and at no time was anyone at the school in danger or near the scene of the arrest, the release states.
Police have had prior contact with the woman, Batavia Detective Kevin Bretz said in a phone interview. He said no charges would be filed in connection to the incident at this time.
“We chose to seek an evaluation for this individual,” Bretz said. “We thought that would be the best course of action. ... There were no injuries reported.”