Thursday, September 2, 2010
Dan Burritt from News1130: Strange assualt at the Shangri-La tower
Terry Bell from CKNW reports on Crime in Tallest Building
More than a dozen police vehicles including two Emergency Response Team SUVs were hastily parked on the street outside Vancouver's Shangri-La hotel around 9pm tonight.
Initial witness accounts ranged from "it was a shootout" to "a balcony burglar" to "a guy with a knife".
Earlier, two ambulances had arrived and left the scene. It is not yet known if anyone was injured.
My video here shows 3 Vancouver Police Department sergeants in the locked-down lobby of the Shangri-La, talking to tense hotel managers while two officers take a knee at the hotel mailboxes to study evidence on a laptop computer: