A major police presence on George Ferguson Way in Abbotsford’s historic downtown has now been cleared, spokesperson Sgt. Judy Bird says. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

A major police presence on George Ferguson Way in Abbotsford’s historic downtown has now been cleared, spokesperson Sgt. Judy Bird says. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Scene cleared after major police presence in downtown Abbotsford

Police spokesperson says situation was related to mental-health issue

The Abbotsford Police Department had a major presence at George Ferguson Way in historic downtown Wednesday afternoon due to reports of a man yelling about stabbing people.

At least seven police vehicles were seen rushing to the scene at the train tracks.

Police spokesperson Sgt. Judy Bird described the situation as a mental health call, and said the police have now cleared the scene.

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