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Halloween weekend a success for Transit Police

Last Updated Oct 28, 2019 at 8:38 pm PDT

(Courtesy: Metro Vancouver Transit Police)
Summary

They had asked people dressing up in costumes to leave dangerous-looking props at home and they had few issues

They were also asking people to refrain from drinking, smoking or vaping on transit

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — It looks like most people enjoying Halloween celebrations over the weekend were on their best behaviour, at least on transit.

Sergeant Clint Hampton with Metro Vancouver’s Transit Police says officers had been asking people dressing up in costumes to leave dangerous-looking props at home, or in a bag, and they had few issues.

“Thankfully, I’m happy that that message did get out there. Of course, we have got the Halloween night coming up and we expect to see a lot of creative costumes out there. We are looking forward to it. But we’re again, just asking people to be safe, be smart,”

They were also asking people to refrain from drinking, smoking or vaping on transit.

“I would say that overall it was a successful weekend,” he says.

He’s hoping people will have similar behaviour on Halloween this Thursday.