IIO BC called to Surrey following death of man

THE Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) is investigating the death of a man after Surrey RCMP reportedly tried to take a distraught man into custody.

On Monday (March 19), at 1:38 p.m., Surrey RCMP began to receive multiple calls that a man was standing in the middle of the intersection of 10th Avenue and 161A Street, yelling, moving around and in some type of distress. Police and Emergency Health Services (EHS) were dispatched to the area.

Once police arrived, attempts were made to speak with the man. As police tried to gain control and take him into custody when he went into medical distress. EHS arrived and provided medical assistance; however, at approximately 3 p.m., the man was declared dead.

Anyone who witnessed this incident is asked to contact the IIO BC at 1-855-446-8477.