Weapon used by police to subdue Burlington man, SIU investigates

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Published April 14, 2022 at 1:59 pm

Ontario Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has been called in after police used a weapon to take down man a Burlington man that was causing a disturbance.

The incident occurred April 13 when Halton Regional Police responded to call of a “person in crisis” in the area of New St. and Longmoor Dr. Police now routinely won’t comment on the type of crisis the person is in. However, reports say the 911 all came from a woman who was concerned about the well-being of her son.

People who live in the area say a large number of police arrived at the scene and found the man inside a shed in the backyard of a home.

According to investigators, officers tried to negotiate with the man but during the altercation an anti-riot ARWEN weapon was used to subdue him. ARWEN’s usually shoot projectiles such as plastic or rubber bullets that can immobilize a person when struck.

Police then apprehended the man who was taken to the hospital for treatment and assessment.

The SIU was called in because the weapon was used by police.

 

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