Winnipeg police respond to person in distress on Disraeli overpass

Traffic was diverted on the Disraeli overpass while police helped an individual in distress on Saturday. (Photo by Harrison Powder)

Winnipeg police say a medical incident at the Disraeli overpass on the weekend was brought to a safe resolution.

On Saturday, at 12:06 p.m., police responded to the Disraeli Freeway for a person in distress above the railway area.

Officers immediately shut down traffic in the area and began to communicate with the individual.

Members of the Crisis Negotiation Unit attended soon after and assisted.

At approximately 4:30 p.m., after extensive communication, the person left the overpass and met with officers.

They were taken to a hospital for help.

This is the third incident in just over a month with a person in distress on a overpass or bridge.

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