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Mountie injured, suspect Tasered in Burnaby craft brewery break-in arrest

'Thankfully no brewing equipment harmed,' said Studio Brewing Facebook post after destructive early morning break-in
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Studio Brewing in Burnaby was closed Monday after an early morning break-in led to a dramatic arrest.

A South Burnaby brewery was closed Monday after a destructive break-in and an arrest that saw an officer injured and a suspect Tasered by police.

At 12:30 a.m. Monday morning, police responded to an alarm at Studio Brewing on the corner of Beresford Street and Daisy Avenue, according to a Burnaby RCMP statement.

Upon arrival, officers confirmed there had been a break-in and the suspect was still on scene, police said.

They said the suspect, a 33-year-old man, had smashed two exterior windows and caused extensive damage inside the craft brewery.

“Officers attempted to verbally de-escalate the situation; however, the suspect was incoherent and acting unpredictably,” read the RCMP statement. “A struggle ensued, with an officer eventually deploying a conducted energy weapon before the suspect was taken into custody and transported to the hospital.”

An officer who sustained a minor injury was also brought to the hospital, according to police.

The investigation is ongoing.

Studio Brewing posted about the break-in on its Facebook page, saying the brewery would be closed while staff cleaned up the mess.

“Thankfully no brewing equipment harmed,” stated the post, which included a photo of the smashed windows criss-crossed with police tape.

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