Skip to content

Video: Man throws metal tank at moving cars in Steveston

A man was seen smashing vehicles and threatening people at Steveston Highway yesterday, RCMP.
Man throws metal tank at cars
An irate man on Steveston Highway threatened to use a metal tank as a weapon against officers, said RCMP.

Richmond RCMP is searching for witnesses and video evidence of a violent incident that caused massive traffic delays on Wednesday afternoon.

According to RCMP, officers responded to reports of an "irate male" who was "throwing a compressed air tank at vehicles and threatening bystanders" near the on-ramp to Highway 99 at Steveston Highway around 4 p.m.

"Upon arrival, frontline officers encountered an extremely irate man who threatened to use the metal tank as a weapon against them," said Cpl. Ian Henderson, Richmond RCMP spokesperson.

Henderson said that the 56-year-old Richmond man was apprehended under Section 28 of the Mental Health Act and sent to a local hospital. Investigation is ongoing and criminal charges may be considered at a later date.

RCMP asks that anyone who may have witnessed this incident, and who may have video evidence of it, should contact Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212, quoting file number 2022-19901.


@sallychowder Crazy ppl everywhere! #richmondbc #vancity #vancouver #yvr ♬ original sound - Chowder