A domestic violence investigation was behind a large number of Kamloops Mounties chasing a man through downtown streets on Tuesday afternoon.
Sgt. Edward Preto said the 22-year-old man was wanted on a charge of mischief in connection to a domestic violence probe and was spotted by officers at Lansdowne Street and Fifth Avenue. After running from police, the man was finally arrested at the corner of Victoria Street and Second Avenue at 12:45 p.m.
Preto said the man ran through a business after being spotted and about five police cruisers scoured the area to find him.
The man was compliant with police when officers caught up to him on Victoria Street and taken into custody without incident, Preto told KTW.
"When he saw the police cars he gave up," Preto said.
The man is being held in custody and has a court appearance on Wednesday.
The video below, shot and posted to Twitter by user grdn_in_the_lot, shows Kamloops Mounties at Victoria Street and Second Avenue following the arrest.
Victoria and 2nd pic.twitter.com/OnhdziPvHC— gordon (@grdn_in_the_lot) August 20, 2019