A police operation to apprehend an armed man led to the closure of Highway 440 in Laval on Tuesday afternoon. (Aug 14, 2018)
The operation is taking place at Highway 440 and Boulevard des Laurentides. The highway has been completely closed to traffic in both directions.
The Laval police indicated, via their Twitter account, that the armed person could be mentally unstable.
A spokesperson for the police explained that they were busy establishing a perimeter to secure the scene and to control the traffic around the area
The Laval police and the Ministry of Transport both recommended that motorists avoid the area.