Crossing the Line
Kind of a crazy scene when I was downtown today. Apparently some knucklehead had barricaded himself in an apartment and there was a 7 hour standoff with the police as they cordoned off the area as the suspect was known to have a history of violence and possibly armed. Snipers on the roof, SWAT (or the ERT as it is called here), K-9 unit… the whole shabang.
I happened to be there when a dude disobeyed the yellow tape. Yep. He crossed the line.
It all ended relatively peacefully thanks to some tear gas.
You can read more of the story here: http://www.bclocalnews.com/vancouver_island_south/victorianews/news/119700624.html