Officer Injured In ‘Tent City’ Arrest

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
File #: 
16-22835

Victoria, BC – One woman is in custody after an officer was injured during an arrest in “Tent City” this afternoon.

Just before 2 p.m., two special-duty officers assigned as part of the enhanced public safety plan around “Tent City” observed a woman who had an outstanding warrant. When officers attempted to apprehend the woman, she fled from police. A foot chase ensued, which ended with the woman’s arrest. During the arrest, one of the officers received non-life-threatening injuries and is being treated in hospital.

The woman is currently in custody for her outstanding warrant with police also recommending a charge of Assault of a Police Officer.