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SIU investigating after man with knife tasered, shot with rubber bullet by police

Last Updated Feb 3, 2021 at 8:24 am EDT

Summary

The man was taken to hospital with serious, but not-life-threatening injuries


The man was tasered more than once and he was later shot with rubber bullets


Police had been called to the scene for reports of someone damaging cars in the area


The Special Investigations Unit has been called in after a suspect was injured in an interaction with police in the area of Richmond Street and Sherbourne Street.

Police were called to the scene just after 3 a.m. on Wednesday morning, for reports of someone damaging cars.

When they arrived, they found the man armed with a knife.

There was an interaction — the man was tasered more than once, but that had no effect, and he was later shot with rubber bullets.

The man was taken to hospital with serious, but not-life-threatening injuries.

Richmond is closed from Ontario Street to George Street for the investigation.