Two RCMP officers injured in Sidney standoff Sunday

Two RCMP officers injured in Sidney standoff Sunday

File photo.

File photo.

Two police officers were injured and one male arrested after barricading himself inside a house in Sidney Sunday morning.

Sidney/North Saanich RCMP Cst. Meighan de Pass says officers went to the scene just after 10 a.m. on Maryland Drive in an attempt to execute an arrest warrant on the male.

Police say the individual assaulted one officer and then locked himself and a female inside a home.

De Pass says all on-shift officer attended with help from Central Saanich Police to secure the area and the RCMP Emergency Response Team and crisis negotiators were called to help.

RCMP says crisis negotiators made contact with the individual, but circumstances changed and officers entered the home and arrested the male, with a second officer injured in the process.

De Pass says the first officer that was hurt went to the hospital following the on-duty shift, but the severity of injuries is unknown.

She says the second officer was not seriously hurt.

“Our frontline officers conducted a thorough risk assessment during this dynamic and unfolding event,” de Pass said in a statement.

“These calls are unpredictable and our officers remained flexible, responding in a way that ensured the safety of the subjects involved, and the surrounding community.”

The incident took around three hours before emergency personnel cleared the area.

De Pass says the suspect will appear in court Monday, and the investigation into Sunday’s incident is still under investigation.


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