A person who is barricaded in a building near Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga is alone and negotiations are ongoing, police say.
Peel Regional Police said they were called to the area of Erin Mills Parkway and Eglinton Avenue West at 7:39 a.m. Friday.
Police later said officers had received reports of an “armed subject inside.”
Officers said a person was barricaded inside the building, but that the incident is “isolated” and “contained.”
In an update posted to Twitter just after 1:30 p.m., police said they were in contact with the individual, who is alone.
A spokesperson for Trillium Health Partners told Global News the incident is not at the hospital, but next to it.
In a statement posted to social media, Trillium Health Partners (THP) said police officers are at 2300 Eglinton Avenue West.
Suites in that building host a number of medical offices.
“We are working with Peel Regional Police for more information and will share details as they become available,” the THP statement said.
“At this time as a measure of safety, the surface parking area is closed off and patients, visitors and staff will not be able to enter or leave until the scene is clear. Vehicles inside the parking garage may exit, but no new vehicles may enter to park.”
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In an update just after 5:30 p.m., police said the immediate area was “cordoned off and the building has since been completely evacuated.”
Officers said the incident is ongoing.
“It remains an isolated incident with no injuries reported,” police said. “As the events remain protracted, we again request that the public stay clear of this area.”
Police said the emergency department at Credit Valley Hospital remains operational.
-with files from Global News’ Hannah Jackson