Highways England tweeted: “The M6 southbound link to the M42 North and south at J4A (M42Link Birmingham), traffic has been STOPPED due to a police incident.
“Traffic Officers @CMPG @OPUWarks & @OFFICIALWMAS are currently at the scene.”
In a statement, West Midlands Police said: “The M6 is currently closed in both directions, near to junction 4 and 5 and the M42 slip road.
“Please avoid the area and thank you for your patience.”
This is a developing news story, more to follow.