October 9, 2018 11:14 am
Updated: October 9, 2018 4:09 pm

SIU investigating after man sustains serious injuries in Collingwood

The SIU is an arms-length civilian agency that investigates allegations of serious injury, death, or sexual assault involving Ontario police forces.

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Ontario’s police watchdog, the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is investigating after a man in Collingwood sustained serious injuries.

According to Collingwood and the Blue Mountains OPP, on Monday at around 7 a.m., officers were following up on an incident from Sunday and went to check on the well-being of a 30-year-old man.

The SIU says when officers arrived at the apartment building on Ontario Street, the man refused to come out of his room.

According to the SIU, the officers left the apartment.

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The SIU says tactical officers returned around 11:30 a.m., and were lifted to the apartment window using a firetruck telescopic aerial basket.

At the same time, the SIU says officers entered the apartment from inside the building.

According to the SIU, multiple officers fired plastic projectiles at the man using an anti-riot weapon ENfield.

The SIU says the man fell from the window to the ground below.

According to the SIU, the man was transported to hospital by county of Simcoe paramedics for treatment before being transferred to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto.

Police notified the SIU, which has invoked its mandate to investigate deaths, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault involving police officers.

Anyone with information is asked to contact investigators at 1-800-787-8529.

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