Ridge Meadows RCMP attended an altercation at Anita Place Tent City on Friday evening, when a non-resident of the homeless camp was injured.
Camp resident Dwayne Martin said a man and a woman who do not reside at the camp were inside the fence Friday at approximately 10 p.m., and he witnessed the altercation.
Martin said the man was treated by paramedics, who responded to the scene along with police.
Ridge Meadows RCMP Sgt. Brenda Gresiuk confirmed that there was an altercation at the camp and a non-resident sustained an injury.
Gresiuk, responding to accusations, said there is no evidence the man was attempting to start a fire.
There were three fires at the camp over a period of two days on Wednesday and early Thursday morning last week.
Gresiuk said the investigation into Friday night’s fire is still ongoing.
She noted that since the camp was established on May 2, 2017, police have responded to 669 calls for service there. Those included 81 for weapons, 44 to assist with medical overdoses, 57 recovered stolen items and 82 arrests. Those were the stats as of Feb. 22.