BC RCMP notifies IIO BC of incident in MacKenzie

B.C., Mackenzie

2023-08-17 10:02 PDT

The BC RCMP has notified the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) of an incident in MacKenzie where one man has died.

On August 15, Mackenzie RCMP received a call of a man attending a pipeline site where he was said to have made threats towards the site workers, and reportedly had a rifle and ammunition in his vehicle. Due to the nature of the interaction, the worksite was evacuated.

Officers with the MacKenzie RCMP and the RCMP North District Emergency Response Team attended the man’s residence and set up containment.

Officers reportedly made multiple attempts to have the man surrender, but while they were outside a bang was heard in the home. When officers entered the home one man was located deceased.

The IIO BC is investigating police actions in the incident. As the matter is now under investigation by the IIO BC, no further information will be released by police.

Please note that all aspects and circumstances of this incident will be the subject of independent investigation by the IIO BC. For more information about the IIO BC and media updates, you can visit its website at www.iiobc.ca.

Released by:
Staff Sergeant Kris Clark
Senior Media Relations Officer, Communication Services
RCMP E Division HQ / Government of Canada
kris.clark@rcmp-grc.gc.ca / Tel: 778-290-2929

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