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Arrest made after heavy drunk officers going to Hotel Vancouver

CTV Vancouver

Published Monday, February 4, 2019 11:55 AM PST

Last Updated Monday, February 4, 2019 12:15 PM PST

One person is in custody after a major police incident at the downtown Vancouver hotel that caused traffic and traffic delays in the busy area on Monday.

The extensive armed officers of the Hotel Vancouver, located in Burrard and West Georgia streets, depart from 10:30 a.m.

Construction workers in the scene told CTV News that they were working on the 18th floor when a man sprayed and started to spray pepper in the area.

Those reports triggered a huge response that included a number of police & police, ambulance, fire trucks and emergency response personnel.

Construction workers said the man had fallen behind the door and threatened to start a fire.

At one time, a firefighter could be heard telling another that there was a fire out.

TransLink on Twitter said that several bus routes were banned as a result of congestion in the area, including the 257, 240 and 246.

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