Armed and suicidal person taken into custody outside Huntersville hospital

Police took an armed and suicidal person into custody without incident outside Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center on Tuesday night.

Interstate 77 and Gilead Road were temporarily closed near I-77 exit 23, and the hospital was placed on temporary lockdown.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said the person was taken to the hospital for evaluation. Charlotte-Mecklenburg and Huntersville Police officers assisted at the scene.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak