Man arrested after trying to steal a gun out of Vancouver officers holster

Man tries to steal police gun

A man, who was caught-on-camera trying to grab a police officer’s gun on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, is in custody.

Police said the incident unfolded Thursday, adding that it was a random attack, reports CTV News.

Surveillance video shows an officer walking on the sidewalk, when a person in dark clothing appears to double back and grab the officer.

The two struggle for several seconds before the suspect runs away and the officer chases them.

Chief Adam Palmer confirmed in a social media post the suspect tried to take the officer’s gun out of his holster.

"Even after 34+ years of policing this still shocks me," he wrote. "Our officer performed heroically and apprehended the suspect."

- With files from CTV Vancouver

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