The motorway was closed for a period of time overnight from 1:29 am
The road is open this was an incident overnight.
National Highways said at 1:29 am on Tuesday 1 March:
‘The traffic on the M1 is currently held in both directions between J21 and J21A near Leicester due to a police incident
‘Traffic officers are on scene to assist.
‘Please approach with care as delays are building in the area.’
The motorway reopened at 1:44 am.
Leicestershire Police said:
‘TDFU & RPU – suspected incident at Leicester Forest East Services.
‘Quick response to scene, containment on, drone deployed & dog tracking.
‘Person found after running away across the live motorway.’