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SIU called in after Sudbury police arrest armed man barricaded on Jean Street

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Ontario’s police watchdog has been called in after police in Sudbury apprehended an armed man barricaded inside a Jean Street residence Wednesday afternoon.

The incident began around noon and police applied for and were granted a warrant a warrant to enter the residence.

“Negotiators along with our emergency response unit arrived on scene,” police said in a news release.

“Officers made multiple attempts to communicate with the male, however he was not cooperative. Just before 3 p.m., the emergency response unit made entry into the unit and took the man into custody.”

However, the man was aggressive and armed, which led police to deploy “a less-lethal firearm and a firearm resulting in non-life-threatening injuries to the armed male,” the release said.

“The male was transported to the hospital for medical treatment. Officers were also transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The Special Investigations Unit has invoked its mandate and will be investigating the incident.”

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