VANCOUVER — Two police officers have suffered serious injuries while responding to a call on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.
Const. Tania Visintin says both officers were stabbed as they entered a suite while investigating a 911 call about the forcible confinement of a two-year-old.
Visintin says both officers are now listed in stable condition.
She says a struggle occurred at about 10 a.m. as the officers entered a residential suite and were confronted by a 59-year-old man.
One of the officers managed to fire a Taser during the struggle and Visintin says the unnamed victim was also taken to hospital.
She says the stabbing is under investigation and the agency that investigates all police-involved incidents of death or serious harm has also been notified.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 5, 2021.
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