IIO investigating after man hurt while allegedly trying to flee police in Chilliwack

B.C.’s civilian police watchdog is investigating after a man was hurt while allegedly trying to escape Abbotsford police and Chilliwack RCMP officers Monday night.

Officers deployed a police dog and used a beanbag shotgun in the course of the arrest.

According to the Independent Investigations Office (IIO), the incident happened just after 10 p.m. in the 9200 block of Mary Street in Chilliwack, while police from the two agencies were trying to arrest a man wanted on multiple warrants.

According to the IIO, the suspect allegedly fled from a balcony in the building and broke into another unit.

The IIO said police confronted the man on on a third-floor balcony, where officers deployed the dog.

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