August 11, 2014 8:18 am
Updated: August 11, 2014 8:23 am

SIRT investigates after Cape Breton woman sustains broken arm during arrest

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MEAT COVE, N.S. – Nova Scotia’s Serious Incident Response Team is investigating the arrest of a 57-year-old woman in Cape Breton.

The police watchdog says RCMP from Ingonish responded to a residence in Meat Cove on Sunday after a report that a firearm had been pointed.

During a struggle with the arresting officer the woman injured her arm and it was later determined to be broken.

The woman was taken to a hospital in Sydney for treatment.

SIRT says two of its investigators will travel to Cape Breton today to begin the investigation.

Global News

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