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Man, Vancouver Police officers taken to hospital after violent arrest

Last Updated Jun 3, 2021 at 12:00 pm PDT

FILE (Lasia Kretzel, NEWS 1130 photo)
Summary

VPD says man walked up to two officers conducting traffic stop Wednesday, began 'behaving erratically and aggressively'

Man reportedly bit officer during attempt to arrest him

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Two Vancouver Police officers were taken to hospital after a violent arrest Wednesday night.

It happened around 9:15 p.m. while the two were conducting a traffic stop near Cambie Street and 16th Avenue.

The VPD says a 53-year-old man who was sitting at a nearby bus stop walked up to them and started “behaving erratically and aggressively,” claiming he bit one of the officers and attempted to hit them.

“He allegedly made threats, uttered racist and homophobic slurs, and lunged at one of the officers,” a statement from police reads.

After a struggle, the officers were able to get the man in handcuffs.

The man was also taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.