Actor Ryan Reynolds has been hit by a car in downtown Vancouver on Friday night.
The incident happened in Shangri-La Hotel’s underground parking lot, reported CBC News. A witness said it took place around 7 P.M. where a man and Reynolds were confronting each other. The report went on to say that the man was identified to be a 52-year-old photographer, but police has not identified his name as he is still unofficially charged with the offence.
Vancouver police said possible charges against the paparazzo included assault with a weapon, harassment which is a violation of Sec. 423 of the Criminal Code. The photographer could also face charges on the hit-and-run accident which followed after the confrontation. This got actor Ryan Reynolds incurring minor injuries including sore back and a sore knee, according to Const. Brian Montague of the Vancouver police. The police spokesman also added Reynolds was in downtown Vancouver filing Deadpool.
Montague also said that after Reynolds was approached by the suspect in the hotel’s underground parking lot, they were engaged in a bit of confrontation. He also added that the photographer got Ryan Reynolds stuck with his car.
Later on, the suspect was identified through several footages captured by security cameras. Police also interviewed witnesses about the event. Ryan Reynolds was also interrogated about the incident.
According to CBC News, the suspect was apprehended on Sunday. This was after he agreed to go with the police where he was held in custody in Vancouver. The paparazzo was scheduled to appear in court on Monday.
The report went on saying that intimidation charges are to be filed while it is up to the Crown to determine the sufficiency of evidence for the charge.
Meanwhile, Ryan Reynolds’ humor wasn’t hit-and-run after he tweeted a response to an inquiry from a CBC reporter. Reynolds told reporter Richard Zussman, “Put Beachcombers back on the air and I’ll call.”
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