BC RCMP notify the IIIO BC of an incident in Langley, B.C.; “officers attended a home to apprehend a 30-year old man under the Mental Act”

Langley, BC – The BC RCMP has notified the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) of an incident in Langley where one man suffered a serious injury.

On March 27, 2022, at approximately 8:45 a.m., front line Langley RCMP officers attended a home to apprehend a 30-year old man under the Mental Act. He was transported to a hospital where he was certified by a physician.

(File Photo) Ambulance
(File Photo) Ambulance

Shortly before 12:30 p.m., police were advised that the man had walked away from the hospital without being released. Officers contacted the man’s family who confirmed that he had returned home.

An officer returned to the home and reportedly saw the man riding a bicycle towards him. There was a collision between the police vehicle and the bicycle.

The man complained of pain and BC Emergency Health Services attended to transport him to the hospital. While there it was determined that he had suffered serious injury.

Please note that all aspects and circumstances of this incident will be the subject of independent investigation by the IIO BC. As the matter is now under investigation by the IIO BC, no further information will be released by police.

For more information about the IIO BC and media updates, you can visit its website at www.iiobc.ca

File # 2022-10075

BC RCMP

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