Londonderry police shoot man in the chest after an officer is stabbed in the arm and head – a probe with violence watchdog
- A man was shot in the chest by a police officer in Londonderry last night
- A police officer was stabbed in the arm and head and taken to hospital
- The Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland is investigating the incident
A man was shot in the chest by police in Londonderry after an officer was stabbed.
Police responded to a concern about a security call at a property in Celandine Court, Gobnascale on Saturday evening at around 10:45 PM.
A police officer was stabbed in the arm and head and taken to hospital for treatment.
Police were called to a building in Celandine Court, Gobnascale on Saturday evening around 10:45 PM
A man on the property suffered a chest injury after a police firearm was discharged and is being treated in hospital, police said.
He is considered to be in critical condition.
The police ombudsman is investigating the incident.
The PSNI said in a statement Derry nowWhile officers were dealing with the incident, a police firearm was fired and the man sustained a chest injury.
‘He is currently staying in the hospital.
A police officer sustained a knife wound to his arm and head during the incident and was taken to hospital for treatment.
“The Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland has been informed and is investigating.”
A spokesman said BBC: ‘Our detectives are on the spot and are inquiring about the circumstances of what happened.
‘At this stage we know that the police went to the flat after receiving a call for assistance.
‘There was a confrontation then, in which a police officer was stabbed and the police fired CS spray and a single shot.’