Quebec’s police watchdog is investigating after provincial police shot and wounded a man in the Eastern Townships.
According to Radio-Canada sources, the man would have threatened Prime Minister François Legault and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on social media.
The shooting occurred at 5 a.m. Wednesday in Scotstown. Sûreté du Québec officers were on the scene to arrest the man when an officer saw through a window that he was holding a gun, the police said. Independent consultation office (EIB).
When the police entered the house, the man pointed the gun at them. The police opened fire on him and wounded him, according to the EIB preliminary report.
Scotstown is a city 200 kilometers east of Montreal, with a population of less than 500, near the United States border with Vermont and Maine.
The injured man was taken by ambulance to the hospital. in a Press release Released Wednesday afternoon, the EIB said the man remains in hospital in stable condition. The BEI itself did not reveal any details about the man, including his age, nor confirm whether he was accused of making threats.
Meanwhile, Montreal police have opened a parallel criminal investigation into the events.
The prime minister’s office issued a brief statement saying any threats against elected officials are unacceptable.
The EIB investigates when someone is injured or killed during a police intervention.