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Man hospitalized after jumping out a third-storey window to flee police

FILE - VPD has seen a spike in suspected arsons since March 2020. (NEWS 1130 photo)

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — A man has serious, life-threatening injuries after jumping out of a third-storey window to escape the police.

According to Vancouver Police, they were executing a search warrant in the Downtown Eastside around 2 p.m. when they say a man tried to flee by jumping out a window.

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The Independent Investigations Office will be looking into the events surrounding the situation, leading up to the man’s injury when he fell from the window to the ground.