Sudden death investigation closes portion of Eastport Drive in Hamilton

A man in his late 40s is in custody after Hamilton police responded to calls of a barricaded person in the area of Barton Street and Sherman Avenue early Wednesday. Don Mitchell / Global News

Hamilton police are investigating a “sudden death” near the Skyway bridge after a body was found near Eastport Drive.

Police closed a portion of Eastport Drive from the Pier 26 Gateway and the ramp to the QEW shortly after 2 p.m. on Monday.

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No information about the circumstances surrounding the death or the person’s identity was immediately released.

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In an email to Global News, Const. Jerome Stewart said Hamilton police will provide additional details once detectives have gathered more information.

“It is very early in the investigation, so detectives require more time to determine if this is suspicious or not,” said Stewart.

Eastport Drive reopened a little after 5 p.m. on Monday.


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