Highway closed while police talk down man

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A tense situation for Medicine Hat Police ended quietly.  Police responded to the covered pedestrian overpass on the TransCanada Highway at 7th St SW yesterday just before 11:30 when they received calls about a man on top of the structure.  Officers quickly closed both lanes of the highway for about an hour and a half while they negotiated with what they describe as a distressed man.  Negotiators were able to talk the 55 year old man into coming down off the overpass without incident and he was transported to Medicine Hat Hospital to be evaluated and treated.