Woman, 21, safe after quick work by friend, police

The Hudson police station at 701A Union St. Bill Williams/Columbia-Greene Media

HUDSON — Fast action by area police departments Tuesday kept a 21-year-old Hudson woman from doing harm to herself, Hudson Police Chief L. Edward Moore said Thursday.

The woman is being treated at a Capital Region hospital, Moore said.

At about 3:06 p.m. Tuesday, an unidentified 19-year-old friend of the woman told Hudson police officers that she had been receiving disturbing Snapchats from her friend and was concerned she was thinking about killing herself, Moore said.

The woman told Officer Chris Duntz she was unsure of her friend’s whereabouts or her current address, Moore said.

Based on the interview with the friend, Duntz determined there were numerous locations where the woman may be living, and where her family members may reside, Moore said.

Hudson Police communications specialists along with the Columbia County Sheriff’s dispatch center began checking on specific locations within and outside Columbia County, Moore said.

Working on information from the woman’s family, police checked out a location in Cohoes. Cohoes police were contacted and went to that address and found the woman at about 3:40 p.m.

The woman was in distress and was admitted to a hospital for treatment, Moore said.

In 32 minutes, several police agencies, working together, found the woman and got her help, Moore said.

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Great results and work on the part of the police, and especially the woman's friend , who took action instead of just dismissing it. Hope the troubled woman gets help and assistance

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