Police talk man from bridge

A 22-year-old man was arrested on Monday after spending the night on the underside of the Pritchard Bridge

  • Jul. 2, 2015 9:00 a.m.

A 22-year-old man was arrested on Monday after spending the night on the underside of the Pritchard Bridge.

Const. Jonathan Spooner said the incident began on Sunday when a Chase RCMP officer called out to the man on a beach on the north side of the river. The man was wanted on several warrants.

“The man ran to the river and climbed onto the pilings, making his way to the centre span of the bridge, about 30 feet above the fast-running water,” Spooner said in statement.

Police stayed with the man, who was sitting amid the bridge’s pilings, overnight and manned a police boat below.

A negotiator with Kamloops RCMP was called in on Monday morning and talked the tired and cold man down. He was not injured.

Spooner said he was expected to appear in court Monday afternoon to face unspecified charges.


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