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BC RCMP notify IIO BC of Nelson incident

The incident happened south of Nelson near Mountain Station.

 The BC RCMP has notified the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) following a 911 incident near Mountain Station, south of Nelson.

In a media release Thursday, RCMP said the incident which has resulted in injury to one man.

“Just after 5 p.m. on November 18, frontline officers from the Rural Nelson RCMP received a 911 call to respond to a residence in the 1400-block of Ash Street, Nelson BC for a report that an intoxicated man was causing a disturbance and refusing to leave,” RCMP media release said.

“When an officer arrived at the residence, he located the man outside.

“When the officer attempted to take the man into custody, the man resisted and a struggle ensued. With assistance from a second responding officer, the man was taken into custody and transported to hospital for assessment of injuries.”

IIO BC is investigating to determine whether police actions are linked to the man’s injuries.

As the matter is now under investigation by the IIO BC, no further information will be released by police.

All aspects and circumstances of this incident will be the subject of independent investigation by the IIO BC.