IIO BC notified of an incident in Kamloops

Kamloops City

2022-10-25 15:23 PDT

The BC RCMP has notified the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) of an incident which resulted in a man being taken to hospital earlier today with serious injuries.

On the afternoon of October 24, just before 4:00pm, the Kamloops RCMP received a report that a man had been making threats of violence. When officers attended his residence, the man came outside, holding a weapon and yelled obscenities at police. Officers attempted to engage with the man for several hours as he continued to move in and out of the residence. At one point the male sustained serious injuries from self-inflicted actions. Ultimately police were able to get the man to exit the residence and he was taken into custody and transported to the hospital for treatment.

The IIO BC is now investigating to determine whether police actions or inactions are linked to the man’s injuries. As the matter is now under investigation by the IIO BC, no further information will be released by police.

Please note that all aspects and circumstances of this incident will be the subject of independent investigation and verification by the IIO BC. For more information about the IIO BC and media updates, you can visit their website at www.iiobc.ca.

Released by:

Dawn Roberts
Director, BC RCMP
Office: 779-290-2929
Email: bcrcmp-grcencb@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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