August 15, 2014 10:20 pm

B.C. police watchdog investigates injury

RCMP cruiser extensively damaged after being rammed, attacked by a man with an axe near Canora, Sask.

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NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. – A man is in hospital with wounds police believe are self-inflicted after an encounter with officers, prompting an investigation from B.C.’s police watchdog.

New Westminster police say officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance and found a man with a knife.

Staff Sgt. Paul Hyland says a taser was used and the man was arrested.

Police say the man suffered a significant injury and officers contacted the Independent Investigations Office, which is reviewing the case.

Hyland says charges have been laid against 28-year-old Christopher Lindsey Gilkin of New Westminster.

Police say Gilkin faces one count of possession of a weapon and two counts of disobeying a court order.

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