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Man destroys 6 police cars and causes flood at Burnaby Hospital ER

DH Vancouver Staff Dec 08, 2013 9:42 am

Burnaby first responders had a busy morning thanks to the antics of a 37-year old man.

He was arrested after hitting six police vehicles, causing significant damage, with two stolen vehicles at the parking lot of Burnaby’s Lougheed Mall. The incident began at 1 a.m. with a stolen Jeep, which was used to hit a police cruiser. He then got out of the Jeep and stole a freight truck to hit more police vehicles.

Police arrested the man after he got out of the truck and took him to Burnaby Hospital at 3 a.m. where he ripped out a sprinkler from the ceiling, causing a flood in the emergency room. Some patients being treated had to be relocated to a different section of the hospital.

The emergency room re-opened at 9 a.m., but hospital staff are still in the process of cleaning the space and are asking patients to go to another hospital if they are not seeking emergency care.

The man is known to police, has mental health issues, and is facing charges of theft and mischief. No injuries were reported from this morning’s incidents.

Featured Image: Marc Nolet via Twitter

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