Police seek witnesses and video evidence following man’s violent outburst

Richmond

2022-07-28 08:02 PDT

File # 2022-19901

At approximately 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27th, Richmond RCMP responded to reports that an irate male was smashing vehicles and threatening people near the onramp to Hwy 99 at Steveston Hwy.

Initial reports alleged that the man was throwing a compressed air tank at vehicles and threatening bystanders. Upon arrival, frontline officers encountered an extremely irate man who threatened to use the metal tank as a weapon against them. The 56 year-old Richmond man was subsequently apprehended under Section 28 of the Mental Health Act and transported to a local hospital.

The investigation remains on going. Criminal charges may be considered at a later date.

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident, and who may have video evidence of it, is asked to contact Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212, quoting file number 2022-19901.

Released by

Cpl. Adriana O'Malley

Media Relations Officer
Richmond RCMP
richmond.rcmp.ca
11411 No 5 Road, Richmond, BC, V7A 4E8
Office: 604-207-5189
Fax: 604-207-4716

Email: richmond_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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