VPD responding to “serious police incident” in Downtown Eastside

Jan 5 2021, 10:00 am

Update: 37-year-old has died after being shot by police in the Downtown Eastside early on Tuesday morning. The intersection of Princess Avenue and Hastings Street will be closed for most of the day as the investigation continues.

Police have blocked off an intersection in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

On Tuesday morning, the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) announced that the intersection of East Hastings Street and Princess Avenue was closed to traffic in all directions.

Constable Tania Visintin, VPD Spokesperson, tells Daily Hive that a “serious police incident” is occurring in the area.

“Drivers should expect disruptions and choose another route,” she says in an email. “We hope to have more details later today.”