Medical situation causes Goodman Road closure

If you were traveling in or near Goodman Road at I-55 and Southcrest Parkway in Southaven at mid-day Thursday, you likely encountered some traffic problems due to an incident with a man reported to have a mental health issue.  

Southaven police officers and DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department deputies were called to the area during the noon hour Thursday afternoon with the caller giving police information about an individual “experiencing a mental health crisis,” according to a news release. 

Information about the person involved was not released by police but the situation caused officers to close Goodman Road in the immediate area. The roadway was reopened before 1 p.m.

Police said they were able to make contact with the person involved and resolve the situation.  There were no injuries reported.  

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