Heavy police presence continues in Mississauga as person barricaded near Credit Valley Hospital
Peel police and crisis negotiators remain on the scene after a person reportedly barricaded themselves inside a medical facility in Mississauga on Friday.
A heavy police presence continues near the corner of Eglinton Avenue West and Erin Mills Parkway. Police are stationed outside the building and some officers have gone inside.
In an update on Friday evening, police said they were called to the area at about 7:40 a.m. for reports of an "armed subject" inside the facility near a local hospital.
"The immediate area was cordoned off and the building has since been completely evacuated," police said in a statement on Twitter.
Police said the situation is ongoing and members of the public are urged to stay away from the area. Police said it's an isolated incident and no injuries have been reported.
Investigators first notified the public about the situation in a statement on Twitter around 9 a.m.
"We are in contact with a barricaded person who is alone," Peel police had said on Twitter.
UPDATE: •This is an ongoing, isolated incident •We are in contact with a barricaded person who is alone•No injuries reported•Negotiations continue, we request that the public stay clear of the area•@THP_hospital Emergency Department is operational—@PeelPolice
Police have closed nearby roads, including Credit Valley Road from Eglinton Avenue to Metcalfe Street. Erin Mills Parkway is also closed north and south of the intersection with Eglinton.
The location is next to Credit Valley Hospital, which has implemented measures for the safety of staff, patients and visitors. The surface parking lot at the hospital is currently closed off. Vehicles inside the parking garage can leave, but no new vehicles can enter, a spokesperson said.
The emergency department at the hospital is "operating as normal and ambulances are not being re-routed at this time," the spokesperson said.