A resident was holding the suspect on the floor in an attempted home invasion. A 19-year old man is in a severe condition in a healthcare facility after a reported home invasion earlier today on McKenzie Road in central Abbotsford.
According to Sgt. Judy Bird, police were called to the scene. Upon arrival, a resident of the house was holding the male suspect on the floor. The suspect was taken into custody and the officers discovered that he is under medical distress. The officers started CPR until the Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service and BC Ambulance team arrived on the scene. The male suspect was transported to a healthcare facility.
According to Bird, there is no clear clarification on the connection between the residents of the house and the 19-year old man.
The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) was given notice to figure out if there was a link between any police action and the injuries that the man sustained, but based on the reports by Bird, the agency did not find any connection. The Abbotsford Police Department’s major crime unit continues to investigate.
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