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Suspect dies, three RCMP officers hurt, during weekend arrest in Whistler, B.C.

March 09, 2020 - 8:35 AM

WHISTLER, B.C. - The office that investigates all cases of police-involved death or serious injury in British Columbia has been notified about a fatality in Whistler.

A statement from the RCMP says the Independent Investigations Office has taken over the probe into the death which occurred Sunday.

Police say several Mounties from the Whistler detachment were called to a local business to deal with a man who was causing a disturbance and appeared to be intoxicated.

Officers used a pepper-type spray, a stun gun and their batons to subdue the man before he "suddenly became still."

He was pronounced dead in hospital and three officers were also treated for minor injuries.

Because the attempted arrest occurred in a public space, police say there are likely numerous witnesses and anyone with information about the case is urged to contact the Independent Investigations Office.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 9, 2020

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