One person taken into custody after police standoff at medical facility in Mississauga
Published Saturday, October 1, 2022 6:35AM EDT
Last Updated Saturday, October 1, 2022 6:35AM EDT
Peel Regional Police say one person had been taken into custody early Saturday morning, ending a nearly 19-hour standoff at a medical facility in Mississauga.
It began shortly after 7:30 a.m. on Friday when emergency crews were called to a building next to Credit Valley Hospital in the area of Eglinton Avenue West and Erin Mills Parkway for an armed person.
Police arrived to learn that an individual had barricaded themselves inside the facility, prompting police to evacuate the building and cordon off the immediate vicinity.
They also closed nearby roads and asked the public to avoid the area. While the surface parking lot at Credit Valley Hospital was blocked off for the investigation, its hospital building, including the emergency department, remained open.
Police said crisis negotiators had been brought in to help resolve the situation, which they described as an isolated incident.
In subsequent updates on social media, police said they were in contact with the barricaded person.
At around 2 a.m., police said the situation had been “resolved” and that the individual had been taken into custody.
No injuries were reported.
“Thank you to the community for your patience and understanding,” police tweeted. “Our number one priority is to ensure (the) safety of the public.”
Police added that all roads in the area have re-opened.