MONTREAL – Quebec’s police watchdog is investigating a police shooting that left a man dead in Montreal.
The Bureau des enquetes independantes says preliminary information is that police allege a man armed with a knife rushed them and they opened fire, killing him.
Police responded to a call made just before 6 a.m. today about a man in crisis in Montreal’s Notre-Dame-de-Grace neighbourhood.
The watchdog says in a statement that when police arrived, officers stayed in their vehicle as the man allegedly walked towards their car armed with a knife.
When he turned toward another vehicle with a driver inside, police left their car to intervene, and that’s when they allege the man came at them.
A spokesman for the local paramedic service says the man shot by police was in his early 30s.