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

SIRT investigates after Cape Breton woman sustains broken arm during arrest

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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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.

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