One dead following stabbing incident at care home in Agassiz
B.C.’s police watchdog is investigating a stabbing incident at a residential care home in Agassiz.
Officers responded to reports of an incident at the Cheam Village Care Home this morning. It is a residential care retirement home with 68 beds.
Police were called at 6:15 a.m. to the facility in the 1500-block of MacKay Crescent after reports a man was holding a sharp object near his stomach, which was believed to be a knife.
The elderly man appeared to be in distress and he was eventually subdued and taken into custody. As the man appeared to have self-inflicted injuries, the BC Ambulance Service was called; however, the man passed away in the ambulance.
A RCMP officer was injured when the man was subdued. They have now been treated and released from hospital.
The BC Coroner and the Independent Investigations Office are now involved.
IIO BC wants anyone with information or who may have witnessed the incident to contact the IIO Toll-free Witness Line at 1-855-446-8477 (TIPS).
More details to come.
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