Authorities say the issue that led to closure of the Lee Bridge on Monday morning has been resolved and that streets are being reopened.

Police had closed the bridge in Richmond after encountering a woman suffering a mental health crisis who was in need of medical attention, said Richmond police spokeswoman Amy Vu.

Officers were summoned at about 2 a.m. for a report of a suspicious vehicle parked at the north end of the Lee Bridge, Vu said.

Police had closed Belvidere Street at Semmes Avenue south of the bridge and near Spring Street in the Oregon Hill neighborhood north of the bridge.

WRIC reported that by the time officers arrived on the scene, the woman had walked to the memorial. Vu said she could not confirm media reports that the woman was armed.

Capitol Police tweeted about the incident at 5:22 a.m.: "There is a public safety incident in the amphitheater area of the Virginia War Memorial. Police are on scene. Please avoid the area, and expect possible traffic delays and diversions on Belvidere and Second streets."

Vu said the situation was resolved about 8 a.m. and that there were no injuries. The woman was taken to a local hospital for a medical and mental evaluation, Vu said.

She said police are planning to release additional information about the incident later today.

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The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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