Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Cruiser Used To Apprehend Armed Male

Suspect struck by police vehicle during apprehension

A 33-year-old Nanaimo man, with a propensity for violence, weapons and unpredictable behaviour sustained minor injuries today after Nanaimo Mounties used a police vehicle to assist in his arrest. The suspect received only minor scrapes and bruises but was however transported to local hospital where he received treatment for his injuries. The male was then taken to the Nanaimo RCMP detachment.  The incident occurred in the vicinity of the Participaction Park near Beban Park.

Just before 10 am today, a Nanaimo RCMP officer was on patrol when he saw the male, whom he knew was arrestable on breach charges. As the officer approached on foot and told the male he was under arrest, the suspect pulled out a knife, told the officer he would kill him and then ran in the opposite direction. The officer, who had previous violent encounters with the male, produced his firearm and pursued the suspect. The pursuing officer alerted other officers to the fact the suspect was armed and was headed in the direction of a playground, filled with young children and their parents.

Another officer soon arrived and taking into consideration many factors, which included his safety, the safety of nearby children and any unsuspecting pedestrians, decided to strike the male, at low speed, with the front of his police vehicle. The suspect flipped onto the hood of the vehicle and fell to the ground. At this time, the officer was able to take the suspect into custody and seized the knife he had. 


The suspect is facing numerous charges with include but are not limited to several Breach of condition charges, Possession of Weapon and Uttering Threats, and will have a either have a Bail Hearing tonight or appear before a Provincial court judge sometime tomorrow.

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