M1 Sheffield: Details revealed of police incident which led to closure of whole motorway early today
Officers explain police incident which closed M1 near Sheffield into early hours
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Traffic police have explained why the entire M1 had to be closed near Meadowhall late last night.
Highways bosses last night described the closure as 'police-led incident,', which led to the motorway being closed in both directions between junction 33 and 34.
Police have now confirmed there were concerns for the safety of a man.
The force said in a statement: "We were called at 11.23pm on Thursday, November 9 to reports of concern for safety of a man near to junction 34 of the M1 (North).
"Officers attended and the man was brought to safety and is being provided with the necessary support."