Inmate that escaped in View Royal apprehended

Tyler Fong arrested in Surrey after 18 day manhunt

Escaped inmate Tyler Fong was apprehended just before 4 p.m. yesterday (Oct. 21) in the 10200 block of King George Blvd in Surrey.

Fong, an inmate from the Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre, escaped from custody while receiving medical treatment at Victoria General Hospital in View Royal on Oct. 4.

After an 18 day manhunt West Shore RCMP learned of Fong’s whereabouts and coordinated a response with the Surrey RCMP detachment, including the Auto Crime Unit.

Fong was arrested after a brief foot pursuit. Neither Fong or any officers involved in the chase were injured.

Fong is now facing additional Criminal Code charges relating to his escape. These new charges include escaping lawful custody, assaulting a peace officer, two counts of mischief, theft of a vehicle and dangerous operation of a vehicle.

katie@goldstreamgazette.com