July 2, 2014 2:33 pm

SIRT investigating after suspect in Sydney home invasion breaks ankle

Nova Scotia's police watchdog has been called in to investigate after the pedestrian was hit on Saturday while officers were responding to a call about an injured child.

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SYDNEY, N.S. – Nova Scotia’s police watchdog is investigating an arrest made by Cape Breton Regional Police after a suspect in a home invasion broke an ankle during a foot chase in Sydney.

The Serious Incident Response Team says the 25-year-old man was arrested early Wednesday after police came across someone identified as the suspect in the home invasion at the corner of Townsend and George streets.

When police approached the man shortly after 12:30 a.m., he fled and climbed a fence behind a group of homes across the street from the Sydney Curling Club.

The response team says when he was arrested, the man complained of an ankle injury after jumping from the fence.

He was taken to hospital where it was confirmed he had a broken ankle.

He was treated and released into police custody charged with home invasion, assault with a weapon, resisting arrest, and breach of probation.

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