Temporary bridge closure: one person safely apprehended

Kamloops City

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.

Released by:

Cpl. Crystal Evelyn
Media Relations Officer
Kamloops RCMP
560 Battle Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 6N4
Office: 250-828-3193
Fax: 250-828-3034

Email: crystal.evelyn@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Website: kamloops.rcmp.ca

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