March 30, 2018 9:38 am

Watchdog investigating after Quebec man falls to his death during raid

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Quebec’s police watchdog is investigating the death of a man Thursday during a police operation in Laval, Que.

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The provincial agency says according to preliminary information, a 36-year-old man died after falling from a 7th floor apartment building during a police drug raid.

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The unidentified man apparently ran to the apartment balcony when police arrived and threw something over the railing.

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The agency says he then tried to jump to a neighbouring balcony on the same floor, but fell to the ground.

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The Office of Independent Investigations says the man was pronounced dead a short time later.

Provincial police are assisting the agency with the investigation.

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