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.
Two @VancouverPD officers were taken to hospital last night w/ injuries that included bite marks after a man "violently resisted" arrest. He had walked up to the officers at Cambie/16th, making threats + uttering racist/homophobic slurs, before lunging at one of them @NEWS1130
— Monika Gul (@MonikaGul) June 3, 2021
“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.