Police have arrested a man seen running naked around Quayside Drive this afternoon.
The man, whose identity is not being released at this time, was spotted by residents early this afternoon, according to New Westminster Police spokesperson Sgt. Jeff Scott.
“We had officers already in the area conducting patrols who offered assistance,” Scott added.
A witness told the Record they’d seen the man running near River Market before he jumped a fence into the railyards and crossed over to Front Street.
When police tracked him down, they discovered he was wanted on an outstanding warrant for theft under $5,000. The man was arrested and taken into custody, where he was provided with clothing, according to Scott.
The suspect remains in custody while he waits to appear before a judge.
“At this time it is unknown if he had been using drugs, but the investigation is ongoing,” Scott said.