A man in his 30s is in hospital with serious burns this morning after entering the Mcdonald’s at Commercial and Broadway carrying a gas can threatening to harm himself.
Police negotiated with the man who spread gasoline around the restaurant before lighting a cigarette, himself, and the restaurant, on fire.
Non-lethal arwen rounds were then used on him as he was doused by Vancouver Fire and Rescue with a high pressure water hose.
The Independent Investigations Office is now investigating the incident.
More to come.