The Vancouver Police Department said it’s in the Downtown Eastside area Thursday evening because of multiple serious assaults.
VPD told Daily Hive the incidents occurred in the afternoon and it is now warning drivers to avoid the East Hastings Street and Columbia Street area.
“Traffic delays are expected,” the tweet from the VPD reads. “Drivers are asked to find alternate routes until further notice.”
The investigation is still in the early stages, VPD said.
#VPDTraffic: Police are in the initial stages of an investigation at East Hastings Street and Columbia. Traffic delays are expected.
Drivers are asked to find alternate routes until further notice. pic.twitter.com/NfYU5YWw0i
— Vancouver Police (@VancouverPD) June 2, 2023