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"Shots fired" in police operation in Elmvale

Provincial officials have confirmed that they are investigating a 30-year-old man's death squad in a police confrontation Thursday morning at the Elmvale Acres Shopping Center on St. Louis. Laurent.

An unknown police officer was injured in "interaction", says a special investigative unit. SIU investigates cases of deaths, serious injuries and accusations of sexual assault involving police authorities in the province ..

The agency said it would later release more information.

No more information was provided on the injured policeman.

The police responded to the Elmvale Acres Shopping Center on St. Paul's Boulevard. Laurent shortly before 8 pm After receiving a message than when you were dressed in all the black parts of the entrance to the mall with a knife in hand.

The wide area was closed in the shop, before the Loblaws store and the RBC bank branch at the western end of the shopping center.

Unconfirmed reports on site showed that the victim was apparently shot in the area of ​​the legs and shoulders.

Yvan Simard, who works in the area, said he had seen police officers who were practicing CPR on a black man at his age of 30 until there was no surprise.

The officers had roadblocks around a shopping center south of Smyth Road, and OC Transpo closed a nearby Elmvale station "until further notice".

Google map of the elmvale acres shopping center

A spokesman for the city police could not confirm whether he was a suspect or a policeman who fired. No arrests were made.

Konst. Chuck Benoit said there was no threat to public security.

The Special Investigation Unit, which is in charge of investigating all the police crimes committed in the police, has invoked its mandate, police said.

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