A man who allegedly confronted police with a weapon during his arrest was killed in Dartmouth, N.S., on Saturday morning when officers fired their guns.
According to a release from the Halifax Regional Police, at about 9 a.m. officers responded to a weapons incident involving a man in the area of a sports field near Micmac Boulevard and Woodland Avenue.
“While attempting to arrest the man, he confronted the officers with the weapon, and officers discharged service weapons,” police said.
“The man was taken to hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.”
The Micmac Boulevard area between Woodland Avenue and Horizon Court was closed to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic as the investigation continues.
Halifax Police have referred the incident to the Nova Scotia Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT), who will continue with the investigation and handle all further inquiries.
“SiRT has carriage of the investigation and we are not able to provide further information beyond what is in the release at this time.” said Cst. Nicolas Gagnon in response to a request from Global News for more details on the incident.
Following further efforts, no alleged witnesses near the scene were open to providing information as to what they saw.
“Our thoughts are with the man’s family and loved ones,” the release from police said.
– with files from Zack Power
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