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IIO BC investigating following an incident on Old Cariboo Hwy…

PRINCE GEORGE, BC: BC RCMP has notified the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) of an incident in Prince George which has resulted in injuries to one man.

Just before 7:30 p.m. on July 30, frontline officers from the Prince George RCMP received a report from an in vehicle tracking company, that a truck stolen from Alberta was mapping in the Prince George area. Police received another report that a truck, bearing the licence plates of the stolen vehicle, had driven into a lot in the 1400-block of Old Cariboo Highway, three individuals, two women and one man, exited the truck and fled on foot.

The two women were located separately, a short distance away, while the man was taken into custody following a short track with a police dog. One woman was released without charge, while the other woman and man were transported to the Prince George RCMP Detachment, where it was discovered the man was suffering from injuries, which were later determined to be serious. He was transported to a local area hospital, where he remains.

Prince George RCMP frontline officers are continuing the criminal investigation, which includes allegations of possession of a stolen vehicle, break and enter, driving while prohibited, possession of a controlled substance, and breach. The woman appeared in court on Friday, while the man will appear at a later date.

IIO BC is investigating to determine whether police actions are linked to the man’s injuries. As the matter is now under investigation by the IIO BC, no further information will be released by police.

Please note that all aspects and circumstances of this incident will be the subject of independent investigation and verification by the IIO BC. For more information about the IIO BC and media updates, you can visit its website at www.iiobc.ca

Released by the BC RCMP

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