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Trinity Western University locked down after incident involving ‘agitated man’

Langley RCMP attend the scene of an incident involving a 31-year-old agitated man who was later admitted to hospital in critical condition following an altercation with Campus Security on Wednesday afternoon.
Langley RCMP attend the scene of an incident involving a 31-year-old agitated man who was later admitted to hospital in critical condition following an altercation with Campus Security on Wednesday afternoon. Pat White

A man is in hospital in critical condition after an altercation with Trinity Western University campus security staff Wednesday afternoon.

RCMP said they were called to the university’s Langley campus just before 3 p.m. for a report of an agitated man who was having an altercation with campus security.

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“The 31-year-old man was unresponsive following the incident and immediately taken to Royal Columbia Hospital by BC Ambulance Service, where he remains in critical condition,” Langley RCMP Sgt. Rebecca Parslow said in a statement.

The Langley Serious Crime Unit locked down the scene on campus, and are actively investigating.

Langley RCMP believe this was an isolated incident, adding no on-campus residents were harmed and there are no further safety concerns.

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Police said the investigation is in its early stages, with further updates to be provided in the coming days.

Anyone who witnessed the incident who has not yet spoken with investigators is asked to contact Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200.