Vehicles damaged in takedown of dangerous suspect

Several vehicles were damaged when police tried to arrest a fleeing suspect in front of an Ottawa shopping plaza Friday afternoon.

Suspect arrested Friday wanted for crime involving weapon, Ottawa police said

A police sedan and a grey SUV were among the vehicles damaged during the arrest on Friday afternoon near Baseline Road and Fisher Avenue. ( Mathieu Theriault / CBC)

Several vehicles were damaged when police tried to arrest a fleeing suspect in front of an Ottawa shopping plaza Friday afternoon.

The incident began around 1:15 p.m. when an officer spotted the suspect, who police said was wanted for a crime involving a weapon, at the plaza near Baseline Road and Fisher Avenue. Several more officers responded to help arrest the suspect, and police sealed off entrances to the plaza.

Several vehicles were damaged during the attempt to arrest the suspect, including at least one police cruiser and a grey SUV. A foot chase ensued before the suspect was finally arrested.

CBC saw what appeared to be a handgun at the scene.

Three other suspects were also arrested at the scene. One officer suffered a minor injury in the incident, according to police.
CBC saw what appeared to be a handgun at the scene of the arrest. ( Mathieu Theriault /CBC)