Vancouver police responded a number of emergency calls on Tuesday in what they known as a “very busy” night time.
Police obtained what they described as “excessive precedence 911 calls” over a four-hour interval, together with one for a report of a firearm.
Within the first name, police mentioned they closed down one lane of visitors on the Lions Gate Bridge round three:30 p.m. to conduct a search of the water associated to a police incident on the bridge. Officers responded to the bridge and the VPD Marine Unit assisted from the water.
A couple of hours later, a small group of protesters shut down the intersection of Essential and Hastings streets to visitors. The group managed to halt visitors for about an hour beginning round 5:30 p.m.
“VPD officers monitored the protest to make sure the security of the protestors and the general public,” police mentioned in a information launch.
Officers had been known as to Expo Boulevard and Griffiths Approach round 6:30 p.m. for a report of a person seen placing a gun right into a backpack.
“A number of police sources, together with the emergency response crew, had been dispatched to reply,” police mentioned. “Officers positioned the person and recovered a duplicate Smith and Wesson handgun with clip, which the proprietor relinquished.”
Round 7 p.m., police obtained a report of an assault involving one suspect and two victims close to East Broadway and St. George Road.
“Police arrived on scene in a short time and arrested a 40-year-old Vancouver resident for assault,” police mentioned. “The 2 folks attacked had been rushed to hospital with severe accidents.” The victims have since been launched and the suspect stays in custody. He might face fees of assault and impaired driving, police mentioned.
“We’ve got been letting folks know over the course of the pandemic that our requires service are down,” mentioned Sgt. Aaron Roed, who emphasised, nonetheless, that the VPD’s excessive precedence calls haven’t decreased as the town offers with COVID-19. “They’ve sustained by way of the pandemic, however we would like folks to know that our officers are on the market. We’re offering the identical policing service and we’re having to take care of the identical emergency conditions as earlier than the pandemic.”
Roed inspired anybody who notices any suspicious or prison exercise to proceed to name 911.
“We will probably be there to offer the general public security that we at all times have,” he mentioned.