SIU investigating after man allegedly threatening to shoot people hit with non-lethal weapon by police officers in Mississauga

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The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has invoked its mandate in response to an incident involving a 25-year-old man and Peel Regional Police officers in Mississauga. 

Peel police say that at around 5:00 am on April 15, officers received a call about a man who was allegedly threatening to shoot people. 

The SIU alleges that the man, who was near a Dollarama in the Goreway Drive and Morning Star Drive area in Malton, told people that he had a Glock 19 and was going to start shooting if he did not get any cigarettes. 

Peel police Cst. Donna Maurice said the man did not shoot or harm anyone. 

The SIU says a responding officer discharged an Anti-Riot Weapon ENfield (ARWEN) and struck the man. 

Police say the man did not sustain any major injuries. 

The incident is under investigation. 

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