BRITISH COLUMBIA
08/15/2014 09:03 EDT | Updated 10/15/2014 05:59 EDT

Man hospitalized after police encounter, B.C. watchdog investigating

NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. - A man is in hospital with wounds police believe are self-inflicted after an encounter with officers, prompting an investigation from B.C.'s police watchdog.

New Westminster police say officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance and found a man with a knife.

Staff Sgt. Paul Hyland says a taser was used and the man was arrested.

Police say the man suffered a significant injury and officers contacted the Independent Investigations Office, which is reviewing the case.

Hyland says charges have been laid against 28-year-old Christopher Lindsey Gilkin of New Westminster.

Police say Gilkin faces one count of possession of a weapon and two counts of disobeying a court order.