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Gas-filled syringe threat

Police on Vancouver Island Tasered a man threatening that he had a syringe full of gasoline on Monday.

RCMP responded to a disturbance on a pedestrian bridge near the Island Highway in View Royal, CTV News reports.

The distraught man said he had a syringe filled with gasoline in his backpack, police said Thursday.

The man refused to show officers his hands and became aggressive, advancing towards the officers.

"This man was clearly displaying the potential to cause serious harm to those present and the public in the area," West Shore RCMP said. "Once he was arrested, he was taken to the hospital."

– with files from CTV Vancouver Island



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