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Kamloops Mountie injured during arrest

Const. Crystal Evelyn said officers were called to an address in the 200-block of Victoria Street downtown to apprehend a man wanted on a Form 21 mental-health warrant.
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A Kamloops Mountie was injured during a mental-health apprehension on Monday (Sept. 13).

Const. Crystal Evelyn said officers were called to an address in the 200-block of Victoria Street downtown to apprehend a man wanted on a Form 21 mental-health warrant.

When police found the man, he attempted to flee, then punched an officer in the head.

“The officer suffered a minor injury, but is expected to recover fully,” Evelyn said.

The man was released to the hospital, pending the investigation’s conclusion and subsequent charge assessment. 

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information about it is asked to call Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 and reference file 2021-32100.