A major police presence in this area was due to a mental health matter, police say. Google Maps image

Mental health matter in Abbotsford ended after 9 hours: police

The matter concluded with a man taken into custody under the Mental Health Act

A man was brought into custody under the Mental Health Act after a nine-hour intervention by police in Abbotsford Thursday night.

The incident began with police called to the scene to check on the man at an apartment in the area of Old Yale Road and Clearbrook Road for mental health reasons in the afternoon. The matter turned into a lengthy process attempting to negotiate the man’s surrender after aggravated comments from the man to police.

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Police ultimately entered the building and removed the man from his apartment.

Police typically do not provide details, nor do media typically report, on mental health emergencies. However, this incident generated wide public interest due to the high-profile nature of the incident, with roads blocked off in a busy part of town.

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