Police suffer fractured leg, sprained fingers after violent Vancouver confrontation

Police suffer fractured leg, sprained fingers after violent Vancouver confrontation

A Penticton man faces assault charges following the incident

A man is facing a slew of assault charges following a violent confrontation in Downtown Vancouver early Monday morning that sent two police officers to the hospital.

In a news release sent out Wednesday, Vancouver Police said two officers were in their parked car on Granville Street near Helmcken Street, when a man came up to them just before 2 a.m.

Police claim that 44-year-old Paul Eddison, of Penticton, was in an agitated state when he physically confronted the two officers.

They allege the two officers were hurt while trying to pacify Edison and that both officers were sent to the hospital.

One officer ended up with a fractured leg requiring emergency surgery, and the other had several sprained fingers.

Eddison is facing charges related to aggravated assault, assault causing bodily harm, assaulting a police officer and uttering threats.