The stretch of motorway is closed from Junction 1 to the M6 link roads and from the M6 southbound, Junction 8 to M5 Junction 1.
Central Motorway Police Group is currently at the location and dealing with the incident.
Drivers have been advised to allow extra time for journeys and to seek alternative routes where possible.
The #M5 northbound is currently closed from J1 to the #M6 link roads and from #M6 southbound J8 to #M5 J1 due to a police incident. @CMPG are at the location and dealing. Please allow extra time for your journey and seek alternative routes. pic.twitter.com/64EJCojobu— National Highways: West Midlands (@HighwaysWMIDS) May 15, 2022
National Highways and West Midlands Police have been contacted for comment.