Campbell River RCMP. RCMP photo

Police attend incident that disturbed neighbourhood

Shortly after midnight on May 2 residents in a Campbell River neighbourhood awoke to a female screaming and they believed it to be a domestic violence incident.

What they found when they awoke, was anything but, said Campbell River RCMP spokesperson Const. Maury Tyre.

“A young man experiencing a psychotic break was running around the neighbourhood stark naked and screaming and yelling,” Const. Tyre said in a press release. “Officers arrived quickly and apprehended the young man and took him to hospital. It was determined that the psychotic break had been hastened by the use of cocaine or a similar chemical nervous system stimulant.”

NOTE: This story has been updated to remove a headline that was deemed to be insensitive.

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