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Man charged following police shooting in New Glasgow

The waiting area of the Serious Incident Response Team, the province's independent police watchdog agency, is seen in Halifax on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.
The waiting area of the Serious Incident Response Team, the province's independent police watchdog agency, is seen in Halifax on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. The Canadian Press/Andrew Vaughan

A 25-year-old Pictou County man is facing several charges following a weapons incident earlier this month.

On Aug. 3, New Glasgow Regional Police responded to an incident involving a weapon on Washington Street, police said in a statement.

Police said when officers arrived on scene, they located the 25-year-old man.

“During this time, it is believed that one officer discharged a firearm during the incident involving a weapon,” police said.

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Police said Emergency Health Services attended and the man was transported to Aberdeen Hospital and later to Halifax Queen Elizabeth Health Science Centre.

No one else was injured, according to police.

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The man has now been charges with assault with a weapon, resisting/obstructing a police officer, possession of a dangerous weapon, theft under $5,000 and two counts of failing to comply with a probation order.

“New Glasgow Regional Police have referred the matter the Nova Scotia Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT),” said police.

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SiRT independently investigates all serious incidents that arise from the actions of police in Nova Scotia.

“There does not have to be an allegation of wrongdoing,” police said.

According to authorities, the investigation is ongoing.