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Man dead, officer injured following police interaction in Vaughan

Ontario’s police watchdog probing circumstances surrounding death of Woodbridge man
WATCH ABOVE: The man’s family says he had mental health issues and neighbours say police had been at the home before. Catherine McDonald has the story.

York Regional Police say a man is dead and an officer is injured after an interaction in Vaughan, Ont., on Monday night.

Officers were called to Jade Crescent, near Highway 27 and Langstaff Road, at around 11 p.m. for reports of a domestic dispute, according to police.

Police said they received information that a man was trying to light a fire inside the residence.

Investigators said when police arrived to the home, there was an interaction between a 35-year-old man and a police officer.

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The man was pronounced dead on scene, police said.

The officer suffered a minor injury and was taken to hospital for treatment, investigators said.

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Police did not reveal any details surrounding how the man died.

Family members told Global News the man had mental health issues.

Ontario’s police watchdog, the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), said it has invoked its mandate.

The agency is asking anyone who may have information about the investigation to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529.

The SIU investigates the conduct of the responding officers in instances where there has been death, serious injury or alleged sexual assault.