Police release brief videos showing alleged attack on northern B.C. gas pipeline camp

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RCMP release employee video of Coastal GasLink attack
Warning: This video contains flashing lights. Viewer discretion is advised. RCMP have released video of individuals involved in the alleged attacks on the Coastal GasLink camp near Houston, B.C., on Feb. 17, 2022. – Feb 22, 2022

The investigation into an alleged attack on a natural gas pipeline worksite in northern B.C. continues, say the Mounties, who released three video clips on Tuesday of the incident.

The videos are brief, but show several people on scene — dressed in disposable, coverall-type outfits — with some vandalizing property of Coastal GasLink (CGL).

Police say the attack took place last Thursday along Marten Forest Service Road, around 60 kilometres southwest of Houston, B.C.

In releasing the video, police said they’re asking for the public’s help to identify those responsible for the acts of “violence” and damage done.

“Video footage obtained by investigators show several people, some armed with axes, storm the property, attack a company vehicle while an employee was inside the truck,” B.C. RCMP said in a Feb. 17 news release.

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“The unknown individuals, who were similarly dressed, swung axes at the vehicle; spray painted the window and ignited what is suspected to be a flare gun. Thankfully, the CGL employees were not physically harmed.”

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More reaction to Coastal GasLink worksite vandalism

Police said the investigation is ongoing, and that access to the area remains controlled at this time.

If you have any information about this incident, or know who the individuals are, you are asked to contact the Houston RCMP at 250-845-2204.

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