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Vancouver police use 'flash bang' in search warrant action

10/24/2013 10:50 EDT | Updated 12/24/2013 05:12 EST
Police in Vancouver have used at least one "flash bang" distraction device in an attempt to get people inside a home, that's subject to a search warrant, to come out and surrender.

Vancouver Police Department Sgt. Randy Fincham says traffic will continue to be impacted along Knight Street between Kingsway and E. King Edward Avenue for several hours Thursday night.

Officers are trying to negotiate the surrender of the occupants inside a home in the 3900 block of Knight Street, he said.

Police dogs have been brought out and officers could be heard issuing warnings that they will use force if the occupants don't come out on their own.

Fincham said the home is subject to a search warrant that officers tried to execute earlier this evening.

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