Vancouver: North Vancouver RCMP has said officers closed Highway 1 near Mosquito Creek Trail after they received reports of a man acting erratically and causing public alarm. 

In a press release, RCMP said on Monday at approximately 9:30 am, responding officers found the man in an apparent mental health crisis along the Mosquito Creek Trail under the Highway 1 overpass in North Vancouver.

“Due to the steep terrain and difficult accessibility of the location, and in an effort to resolve the situation peacefully, responding officers withdrew and contained the area. A crisis negotiator and high angle specialists from the Integrated Emergency Response Team were called to the scene,” according to the North Vancouver. 

According to the Mounties, “Throughout the incident, officers consulted with a psychologist over the phone. Shortly after 1:30 p.m., the man was safely apprehended under provisions of the Mental Health Act. He was immediately transported to hospital for treatment.”

The RCMP said in order to conduct operations safely, officers were required to temporarily close Highway 1 in both directions and to block access to the Mosquito Creek Trail. 

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