Metro Vancouver Transit Police executed seven arrest warrants in the span of six hours on Monday night.
According to Sgt. Clint Hampton, the warrants were executed under “five different circumstances, including a Canada-wide warrant for robbery.”
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“In one of these circumstances, we actually had an officer right here at the Transit Police headquarters on the third floor,” he said during a press confrence. “They were looking out the window when they recognized a man below. That man had an outstanding warrant and was placed under arrest.”
Transit Police also dealt with a female who had an outstanding warrant for assaulting a police officer.
In another incident, officers stopped a man after he pushed through the fare gates.
“They discovered he had an outstanding warrant and he was also in possession of this — a replica style handgun,” said Hampton.
Hampton said in 2018, Metro Vancouver Transit Police officers executed a total of 989 warrants.
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