New Westminster – On June 18th at approximately 3:30 pm an officer on patrol was on route to a vehicle collision when he observed a man running in and out of traffic putting his safety and the safety of drivers at risk. The officer stopped his vehicle and blocked the flow of traffic directly under the Pattullo Bridge on Columbia Street.
The officer provided instructions to the man that would assist in him being safely arrested. Initially, the man did not comply and was throwing objects until additional officers arrived on scene at which time he was safely taken into custody.
Officers are asking witnesses and those in the area with dash-cam footage to reach out to police about what they saw. Criminal charges against the man are being considered.
“We want to get a more complete understanding of what occurred,” said Media Relations Officer Sergeant Andrew Leaver. “We’re asking anyone who saw this incident to please reach out to us.”
The New Westminster Police Department can be reached at 604-525-5411.
CONTACT PERSON: Hailey Finnigan