A scary daytime incident on Tuesday for Vancouver Police after a man allegedly tried to remove a gun from one officer’s holster.
Constable Brian Montague says it happened around 4 p.m. on Grandview Highway and Commercial Drive.
Witnesses say a man was pushing pedestrians, and even shoved an elderly woman to the ground.
When officers arrived to arrest the man, he grabbed hold of one of the VPD officer’s guns and tried to remove it.
A North Vancouver Mountie was in the neighbourhood and also helped to take the man into custody.
37-year-old Thomas Luke McConnell faces a charge of attempting to disarm a police officer and remains in custody.