Vancouver Police were executing a search warrant today in the Downtown Eastside when a man allegedly tried to flee out of a third-story window and fell to the ground.

The incident happened just after 2 p.m., when investigators with the VPD’s Property Crime Team attempted to execute the search warrant at a residence near East Hastings and Columbia streets.

The man, in his 50s, was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The Independent Investigations Office is investigating the circumstances leading up to the man’s injuries. The VPD’s property crime investigation is ongoing.