Police subdue irrational male

A POLICE officer used physical force July 19, including blows to the head, to subdue a man wearing camouflage and a mask who was described as acting irrationally and making people feel unsafe in the downtown area.

  • Jul. 21, 2011 5:00 p.m.

A POLICE officer used physical force July 19, including blows to the head, to subdue a man wearing camouflage and a mask who was described as acting irrationally and making people feel unsafe in the downtown area.

The incident occurred shortly after lunch July 19 on the 3200 block of Kalum downtown.

A police statement indicated that after a conversation with the man, a police officer determined “he needed to be apprehended under the Mental Health Act and taken to the hospital for care.”

The male refused to cooperate with police, and attempted to punch a police officer,” the release continued. That’s when the officer used physical force and the pair ended up on the ground near the grad mural on Kalum just north of the Bank of Nova Scotia.

Police say the man was handcuffed after other officers arrived to assist.

The statement says no charges are pending against the individual.