Medicine Hat Police were able to safely take a man into custody this morning at the Food Bank.

Police were called out just before 9 AM to a report of a man acting erratically and possibly having a weapon.

Officers observed the man in a high state of agitation and being verbally aggressive. He was safely taken into custody and no weapons were found.

Police say it’s believed he is suffering from mental health distress and possible use of street drugs.

The male will be held in police custody pending a welfare check by a physician. No criminal charges are pending from this incident.