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‘Well-placed kick’: Arrest made after bystander knocks BC man fleeing police off bike

A BC Interior Mountie got some help from a member of the public to bring a wanted man into custody last week.

According to the Trail RCMP, the 36-year-old Trail man with outstanding arrest warrants was spotted riding his bike around 2:30 pm on Wednesday, June 12.

The officer quickly activated his emergency lights and sirens in an attempt to stop the suspect, but the man instead chose to flee on two wheels.

“A bystander noticed the situation and, with a well-placed kick, knocked the man and his bicycle over when it passed by him,” explained a Trail RCMP release.

“When the man recovered from the spill, he attempted to run away again but was slowed down by the bystander who held onto him.”

The bystander’s actions allowed the officer time to catch up to the suspect and tackle him to the ground.

Both the officer and bystander then combined to bring the man under control before he was arrested, taken into custody and lodged at the Trail detachment.

“We may have to train other members of the public on this gentleman’s technique for catching people,” said Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

The suspect was later released by a judge on conditions and may face additional criminal charges as a result of his attempts to flee the arrest last week.



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