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RCMP fire shots at rampaging rock truck in Smithers, B.C.

An obvious rampage in a jumbo-sized dump truck in northern B.C. got here to a conclusion with RCMP firing shots at the suspect on Sunday night time.

RCMP in Smithers, B.C., mentioned they have been known as to studies of an impaired individual driving a rock truck — a big, articulated dump truck.

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Mounties positioned the automobile, which they mentioned allegedly tried to crash right into a police cruiser.

“Due to the escalation of potential grievous hurt to police consequently, shots have been fired by police,” B.C. RCMP spokesperson Kris Clark mentioned in an e mail.

“Luckily, no person was injured and police have been capable of cease the suspect.”

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A neighbour’s shed that Smithers resident Al Gamble mentioned was broken by the rock truck Sunday night time.

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Clark mentioned the suspect was apprehended underneath the Mental Health Act and stays underneath investigation for additional offences.

In an Instagram submit, Smithers Mayor Gladys Atrill confirmed that there had been a “chase by means of city” involving police and a big truck on Sunday night time.

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“I do know there was some ensuing property injury. Some city property was affected, particularly Chandler Park fields,” she mentioned.

“There was additionally injury to different property at St. Joseph’s School and personal property.”

Atrill mentioned the incident could have left folks feeling unsettled, and urged them to be sort and to test in on these affected by it.

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