BRITISH COLUMBIA

Surrey Skytrain Shooting Prompts Police Watchdog Probe

05/12/2013 01:47 EDT | Updated 07/12/2013 05:12 EDT
SURREY, B.C. - B-C's police watchdog is reviewing a shooting incident at a Surrey Skytrain station.

The Independent Investigations Office says a man was shot during a confrontation with Surrey RCMP officers.

The agency says officers were called to the Scott Road station Saturday evening after receiving word that a man was threatening passengers on a train.

One local media report says the man was threatening passengers with a knife, but that is not confirmed.

The wounded man was taken to hospital for treatment but a news release from the agency didn't indicate what his condition is.

The Independent Investigations Office must be contacted in incidents where police involved that result in death or serious injury. (The Canadian Press, News1130)

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