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3 people dead, 1 injured after stabbing in Ottawa

The scene of the incident in Ottawa on Tuesday. Global News

Three people are dead and one person is being treated in hospital after an overnight stabbing in Ottawa.

Ottawa police say officers were called to a location on Anoka Street at 10:30 p.m. on Monday.

They say two people were found dead at the scene and a third was taken to hospital with multiple serious stab wounds.

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Another person died after what police called “an interaction with police.”

Ottawa police’s homicide unit is investigating the stabbing deaths.

Ontario’s Police watchdog, the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has launched an investigation.

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In a press release, the SIU said when police arrived at the scene, they allegedly saw a man stabbing a woman on the road.

“When the man did not heed order to drop the knife, three officers discharged their firearms,” the release read. “The man was struck, and he was pronounced deceased at the scene.”

The SIU said the woman was also struck by police gunfire and was taken to hospital for treatment of a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

-with files from Global News

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