Man apprehended after causing disturbance at Wreck Beach


2021-04-19 14:12 HAP

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A man has been taken to hospital for assessment after allegedly causing a disturbance on Wreck Beach on Sunday afternoon.

Just before 1 p.m. on April 18, frontline officers from the University RCMP Detachment were called to Wreck Beach for a report of a man causing a disturbance by yelling at beach goers.

When officers arrived they located the man approximately in the water approximately 15-20 metres from the shore, swinging a cane around and yelling nonsensical remarks. He was apprehended under the Mental Health Act by an attending officer, however the officer was unable to reach him to take him into custody.

S/Sgt. Janelle Shoihet states, The 55-year-old Vancouver man, allegedly refused to come out of the water and the Lower Mainland Integrated Emergency Response Team (IERT) and a crisis negotiator were called to assist.

Just after 5 p.m. the man allegedly charged at an officer from the IERT team with his cane and a less lethal extended range impact weapon round was deployed.

The man was taken safely into custody and transported via Canadian Coast Guard hovercraft to an ambulance accessible area and subsequently to local area hospital for assessment.


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S.é.-m. Janelle Shoihet

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