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Vancouver police arrest high-risk sex offender who cut off his electronic bracelet

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Vancouver police are still looking for a high-risk sex offender who cut off his electronic monitoring bracelet and disappeared. – Feb 23, 2020

UPDATE: Police say Olson was arrested Sunday night. He remains in custody. 

Vancouver police are searching for a high-risk sex offender who cut off his electronic monitoring bracelet and left his residence early Saturday morning.

Police say Kristjon Olson, 38, has breached some of the 27 court-ordered conditions he was told to abide by upon release.

Olsen was last seen leaving his Downtown Eastside residence just after midnight, and police say it’s unknown where he went.

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He is described as Indigenous, five-feet-eight-inches tall and 245 pounds, with brown hair, brown eyes and a light complexion.

He was wearing all black clothing with a black hat and carrying a backpack with red straps when he left his residence.

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Anyone who sees Olson or knows of his whereabouts is asked to contact Vancouver police, either by 911 or by calling detectives at 604-717-0603.

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