Heavy police presence near hospital west of Toronto as person barricaded for hours

Peel police and crisis negotiators were on scene Friday after a person barricaded themselves in the area of Eglinton Avenue West and Erin Mills Parkway in Mississauga.

Crisis negotiators are at the scene, police say

Peel police and crisis negotiators remain on scene after a person reportedly barricaded themselves in Mississauga Friday morning.

There is a heavy police presence near the corner of Eglinton Avenue West and Erin Mills Parkway.

According to a series of tweets from police, the incident is an "isolated" one and the situation is ongoing. Investigators first notified the public about the situation in a statement on Twitter around 9 a.m.

"We are in contact with a barricaded person who is alone," Peel police said on Twitter. No injuries have been reported.

UPDATE: <br>•This is an ongoing, isolated incident <br>•We are in contact with a barricaded person who is alone<br>•No injuries reported<br>•Negotiations continue, we request that the public stay clear of the area<br>•<a href="https://twitter.com/THP_hospital?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@THP_hospital</a> Emergency Department is operational

&mdash;@PeelPolice

Police have closed nearby roads, including Credit Valley Road from Eglinton Avenue to Metcalfe Street. Erin Mills Parkway is also closed north and south of the intersection with Eglinton.

The public is being asked to avoid the area.

The location is next to Credit Valley Hospital, which has implemented measures for the safety of staff, patients and visitors. The surface parking lot at the hospital is currently closed off. Vehicles inside the parking garage can leave, but no new vehicles can enter, a spokesperson said.

The emergency department at the hospital is "operating as normal and ambulances are not being re-routed at this time," the spokesperson said.

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