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Man locks himself on upper floor of Hotel Vancouver, lights a small fire

First responders on scene at the Hotel Vancouver Monday morning.
First responders on scene at the Hotel Vancouver Monday morning. Niki Reitmayer / CKNW

A short but dramatic police incident played out around midday Monday in the heart of downtown Vancouver.

Vancouver police say a disturbed man locked himself on an upper floor of the Hotel Vancouver and lit a small fire.

Multiple fire trucks and a large number police, some heavily armed, were called to the scene.

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Traffic on Burrard Street and Georgia Street was affected for a short time but the incident has since been cleared.

Police say the man was taken to hospital and there have been no reports of any injuries.

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