Ontario’s police watchdog is investigating after a man who reportedly wielding a hachet at a west-end Toronto plaza was shot by an officer.
Emergency crews were called to a plaza at the corner of Twenty Fourth Street and Lake Shore Boulevard West, near Humber College’s Lakeshore campus, at around 4:15 p.m. on Thursday.
Toronto police said in an update posted on Twitter that there were multiple reports of a man “with a hatchet/axe screaming at people.”
After the man was located by officers, the service said “it is believed that an officer discharged their firearm.”
A Toronto Paramedics spokesperson told Global News the man was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.
The Special Investigations Unit invoked its mandate to probe the conduct of the responding officer(s).
More to come.
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