VPD officer taken to hospital following arrest near English Bay

Tense arrest, cop injured

Reports of a multiple-person assault at a Vancouver beach Friday evening led to a Vancouver Police Department officer being sent to the hospital.

The VPD's beach patrol officers responded to a large fight and a possible assault involving 10 people just before 7 p.m. at English Bay, Sgt. Steve Addison said.

“The officers tried to disperse the crowd, but one of the aggressors refused to leave,” Addison said. “He became hostile, began causing a disturbance, assaulted at least one of our officers, and resisted arrest.”

Addison says a large and hostile crowd formed around the officers and additional officers were called to keep the crowd back.

Three officers were hurt during the incident and one was taken to hospital with a “significant injury.”

The suspect, a North Vancouver man in his 20s, was arrested and taken to jail. Police said multiple charges against the man will be recommended.

Video of the arrest was captured by YouTube user SusieKnucks. The video, shown below, contains strong language.

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