BC RCMP notify IIO BC of incident in Coquitlam


2022-04-11 12:10 PDT

File # 2022-8561

The BC RCMP has notified the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia of an incident in Coquitlam which has resulted in injuries to one man.

Just after 8:15 a.m. on April 6, 2022, front line officers from the Coquitlam RCMP were called to the 1900-block of Oxford Street, Port Coquitlam to investigate a suspicious man, who was seen looking into vehicles and approaching patrons at a business in the area.

Officers located the man walking into traffic on Lougheed Highway causing vehicles to slow to avoid him. The man was placed under arrest but allegedly resisted officers’ attempts to take him into custody. Once in custody, officers determined he should be apprehended under the Mental Health Act and transported to hospital for assessment.

While at hospital it was determined the man had been injured.

The IIO BC has been notified and will be investigating the incident and the actions of the police officers. 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 by the IIO BC. For more information about the IIO BC and media updates, you can visit its website at www.iiobc.ca.

Released by

S/Sgt. Janelle Shoihet

Senior Media Relations Officer
BC RCMP Communication Services
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC V3T 6P3 - Mailstop #1608
Office: 778-290-4134
Cell: 604-657-5730
Fax: 778-290-6114

Email: janelle.shoihet@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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