Wednesday, June 27, 2018

RCMP members assaulted in line of duty while responding to reports of downtown fight

A police investigation continues into an incident in the city's downtown core on June 23rd, after responding members of the Prince Rupert detachment of the RCMP were allegedly assaulted in the course of their duties.

The incident took place at 1:15 AM in the 400 block of 2nd Avenue West, as members responded to a number of reports of fights in the area, as well as in the alleyway behind a bar on Fifth Street.

Upon arrival on the scene members located a suspect near the 600 block of 3rd Avenue West.

RCMP members were involved in multiple incidents
 in the downtown core on June 23rd

During the course of their discussion with the suspect, members were allegedly assaulted by the suspect who then fled the scene.

After a short foot chase, the suspect was placed under arrest. The officers did not sustain any injuries as a result of the altercation.

A 24 year old man was taken to the detachment and later released from police custody under a Promise to Appear. A court appearance has been scheduled for September.

As part of the investigation, Prince Rupert RCMP are asking for the assistance of any members of the public who may have witnessed the events either leading up to the arrest, or during the course of taking the suspect into custody,.

Should you have any information, you are asked to contact the Prince Rupert RCMP at 250-627-0769 or through Crime Stoppers.

More background on the June 23rd incident can be reviewed here.

For further items of note related to Northwest Emergency Responders see our archive page here.

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