Two Vancouver police officers are recovering from injuries after trying to arrest a break-and-enter suspect.
Police say one officer has a broken finger while the second officer had to be treated for scrapes, bruises and potential bacterial exposure.
The two officers were responding to an attempted break-in call in Vancouver when they spotted a man in a laneway close to the home.
When the officers approached him, the suspect started throwing punches, but officers managed to arrest him.
Police say the man continued to struggle and tried to hurt himself, so he was taken to the hospital with what is believed to be drug-induced psychosis.
The man, 27-year-old Christopher Kenneth Williams has been taken into custody and has been charged with residential break and enter and two counts of assaulting a police officer.
Comments on this story are pre-moderated and approval times may vary. Before they appear, comments are reviewed by moderators to ensure they meet our submission guidelines. Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments are open and welcome for three days after the story is published. We reserve the right to close comments before then. Comments that appear on the site are not the opinion of Castanet, but only of the comment writer.
Read more BC News
- Traffic stop payoutVernon / N. Okanagan - 12:17 pm
- Ross Gorman passes awayWest Kelowna - 3:01 pm
- Candidates' forumMunicipal Elections 2014 - 2:55 pm
- Officer charged with murderBC - 11:52 am