On March 20, 2019 at approximately 8:00 am members of the Medicine Hat Police Service responded to the Medicine Hat College (MHC) for a report of an unknown male creating a disturbance. Upon arrival, police were met by MHC security staff who related that the male was acting erratically, disrupting students and was refusing to leave the premises.
Police located the male and attempted to arrest him for causing a disturbance. A short foot chase ensued when the male fled on foot into a classroom that was occupied by students and an instructor. The male continued to ignore police commands and was combative towards the pursuing officer causing the officer to deploy a burst of pepper spray on the suspect. The male was then apprehended without further incident. No weapons were used or threatened by the male. No students or staff were physically injured during this event.
The adult male is currently held in custody awaiting a Judicial Interim Release hearing.
Medicine Hat Police Service