Man charged with aggravated assault after alleged attack on Vancouver police officer

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Man charged with aggravated assault after alleged attack on Vancouver police officer

Police officers block off the road at the scene of a police involved shooting in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on Saturday, July 30, 2022.

Police officers block off the road at the scene of a police involved shooting in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on Saturday, July 30, 2022.

By The Canadian Press

Sun., July 31, 20221 min. read

Article was updated 5 hrs ago

Vancouver police say a man has been charged with aggravated assault in connection with an alleged attack Saturday on an officer in the city’s Downtown Eastside.

Const. Tania Visintin says in a statement two officers were sitting in their patrol vehicle Saturday morning when a man carrying a weapon struck one of the officers through an open window.

She says one of the officers tried to subdue the man by deploying a taser, but ultimately an officer fired shots.

She says a second officer who arrived at the scene to assist police was assaulted by a bystander but was not seriously injured.

Police say a 52-year-old man has been charged with one count of aggravated assault and remains in hospital with injuries.

B.C.’s police watchdog is investigating.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 31, 2022.

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