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Snowdon-area break-in ends with injured suspect, cop

06/27/2015 09:47 EDT | Updated 06/27/2016 05:59 EDT
Provincial police have been called in to investigate after a Montreal police officer and a suspect were injured in a police intervention Friday night.

The incident happened on Ponsard Avenue in Montreal's Côte-des-Neiges neighbourhood, near the Snowdon Metro station.

Sûreté du Québec Sgt. Audrey-Anne Bilodeau said Montreal police were called to the house just before midnight for what appeared to be a break-and-enter.

Bilodeau said one of the two police officers responding to the scene shot and injured the 56-year-old suspect. The officer was injured during the intervention, possibly by a knife, she said. 

Neither of their injuries are life-threatening, according to the SQ.

Bilodeau said the other officer was treated for shock. 

As per standard protocol in Quebec, a second police force is always called in to investigate whenever someone is injured during a police operation. 

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