Abbotsford Police deal with a man suffering with mental health issues on Sunday afternoon. (Submitted)

Abbotsford Police respond to incident on Edgeview Place

Cul-de-sac closed for several hours after mental health situation with young man on Sunday

A reported heavy police presence including SWAT trucks, heavily armed officers and a K9 unit were on scene on Edgeview Place in Abbotsford on Sunday afternoon.

The News learned a young man dealing with mental health issues was inside a house on that street for several hours. No one else was in the home while police worked to draw him out peacefully.

For more than an hour, police repeatedly told the individual via a loudspeaker to come out. Two explosive noise-making devices were set off to convince the individual to come out; however, he emerged some considerable time after.

Edgeview Place was blocked for a period of two hours as a result.

The young man came out voluntarily at around 4:30 p.m., with police quietly taking him into custody outside the home without incident.

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