News

RCMP use Taser on man in Whalley Safeway

  - File
— image credit: File

Surrey Mounties Tasered a mentally ill man this week after he refused to leave the flower cooler at a North Surrey grocery store.

At about noon on Monday, a man entered the Safeway at 103 Avenue and King George Boulevard and began acting irrationally.

He then barricaded himself in the flower cooler.

Police say they made several attempts to communicate with the man, but his aggression did not subside.

Officers then used a Taser and physical force to subdue the man.

The 46-year-old male, known to police, was apprehended under the Mental Health Act and taken to hospital by ambulance for further medical treatment. He is reported to be in stable condition.

None of the customersĀ or staff suffered any injuries during the incident.

Surrey RCMP's Serious Crime Unit is investigating.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

ICBC frauds include fires, faked thefts
 
More than 30 per cent of Fraser babies not fully vaccinated
 
Retailers demand province abandon separate transit tax
Surrey mom who hired hit men to kill ex-husband freed from jail
 
String of Surrey crashes leaves father and child with possible spinal injuries
 
Plastic barrier testing begins to shield Metro Vancouver bus drivers
Surrey among the top smart cities in the world
 
New program boosts technology and agriculture in Mission
 
Disbrow disciples return to Richmond High

Community Events, January 2015

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Jan 29 edition online now. Browse the archives.