Two police officers received minor injuries last week while struggling with suspects.
While responding to a report of domestic assault on November 2, officers attempted to arrest a 21-year-old male suspect, who resisted. In the struggle one officer suffered a fractured wrist. The suspect was subdued.
On November 4, just after 9 pm on Maryland Road, police responded to a report of a 57-year-old man who was distraught and carrying knives. When police tried to de-escalate the situation, the man threw one knife, striking an officer in the face, then began harming himself with another knife.
Police subdued the man, then provided medical aid. He was taken to hospital and was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. He is expected to make a full recovery, and the officer’s injuries were very minor.
Both incidents are still under investigation.
“Those dynamic situations ultimately resulted in a successful resolution,” said Inspector Jeff Preston, Officer in Charge of the Campbell River detachment. “I commend my officers who face dangers every day in ensuring the community of Campbell River remains safe.”