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Video captures police takedown after highway chase from Abbotsford to West Vancouver

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Police takedown on Highway one after lengthy car chase. – Feb 26, 2020

One person has been arrested after a car chase on Highway 1 spanning several Metro Vancouver municipalities.

The end of the pursuit ended in West Vancouver near the Capilano River bridge, with a takedown partially caught on video.

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RCMP say the chase started after a routine traffic stop near on Highway 1 near Bradner Road in Abbotsford, when an identification check revealed six active out-of-province warrants for the driver.

“When the officer attempted to take the man into a custody, the driver allegedly assaulted the officer and an altercation ensued, resulting in the driver taking the officer’s police vehicle keys and fleeing the scene in a small black car,” said police in a media release.

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West Vancouver police confirmed the chase ended with the single arrest around 2 p.m.

In the video, police can be seen swarming a man at a concrete barrier dividing east and westbound traffic on the freeway.

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Police can be heard ordering the man to put his arms behind his back. A dog can then be heard barking and the man can be heard screaming in apparent pain.

Photos from the scene show a four-door Nissan vehicle with front end damage, and a shirtless man handcuffed to a stretcher being taken away by paramedics.

The incident prompted police to briefly close traffic in both directions on Highway 1, but it has since reopened.

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