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Man allegedly fights, flees with baseball bat from police through Kamloops neighbourhood

October 31, 2020 - 4:02 PM

Witnesses reported seeing a large number of police officers in the North Shore area of Kamloops after an alleged fight broke out at a bus stop.

On Oct. 31,  at 1:40 pm Kamloops RCMP officers received multiple reports of an assault occurring at the North Shore bus exchange located at 700 Tranquille Road area.

Multiple citizens reported that two men were in a physical fight in the bus loop and that one of the men has a baseball bat. Police arrived within a few minutes of dispatching and the man with the bat ran from the bus loop across Tranquille Road into the residential area, according to the RCMP in a press release.

North Shore resident Hailey, who declined to give her last name, said she saw the two fighting before the man fled from police.

"The guy started running to the alley on Sydney Avenue and jumped the fence... and then within 13 seconds there was 13 cops, a K9 unit all on my street for about 10 minutes," she said.

The suspect ran through residential properties and was eventually apprehended by police.

Police have located and seized the bat and will be collecting statements from the witnesses, according to the RCMP.

Both victim and the suspect are known to each other and this appears to be an isolated incident. The victim is not cooperating with the police investigation thus far, according to the RCMP.

The RCMP is still investigating.


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