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Winnipeg police shut down stretch of William Avenue

The Winnipeg Police Service says a stretch of William Avenue has been shut down in both directions as officers investigate "an incident" in the 400 block. Matt Purchase / Global News

The Winnipeg Police Service says a stretch of William Avenue has been shut down in both directions as officers investigate “an incident” in the 400 block.

On Twitter Sunday morning, the force says William Avenue between Isabel Street and Gertie Street is shut down for the investigation.

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It did not elaborate on when the street may reopen or what the nature of the incident is.

A police spokesperson later told Global News officers were investigating an early-morning assault, however specific details couldn’t be provided until more information is gathered.

The Winnipeg Police Service says a stretch of William Avenue has been shut down in both directions as officers investigate “an incident” in the 400 block. Matt Purchase / Global News

Motorists are asked to avoid the area.

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