Regina man climbs tree in a vain attempt to escape police officers

The Canadian Press
September 28, 2017
By The Canadian Press
REGINA — A Regina man who tried to escape police by climbing a tree has come down after a standoff lasting more than four hours.

Police say plainclothes officers were following a suspect in a stolen auto case.

The man was first in a vehicle and then on a bicycle, but when he realized officers were following him, he scurried up a tree.

The man smoked a cigarette, then shook a small branch and shouted profanities at the officers.

Officers set up a perimeter and brought EMS and fire crews to the scene, then waited him out.

News from © Canadian Press Enterprises Inc. 2017

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