Temporary bridge closure: one person safely apprehended
2023-02-13 08:45 PST
File # 2023-5095
The Overlander Bridge was briefly closed Sunday afternoon while police responded to a report of a man experiencing a mental health crisis.
On Feb. 12, 2023 around 5:40 p.m., Kamloops RCMP frontline officers attended the area and blocked access to the bridge as well as a portion of Victoria Street West. Fire and ambulance were also on scene. Police were able to calm the man down and safely apprehend him under the Mental Health Act.
He was immediately taken to hospital for medical assessment and care. The bridge was reopened shortly after around 6:20 p.m.
Cpl. Crystal EvelynMedia Relations Office
560 Battle Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 6N4
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