01/21/2016 10:51 EST | Updated 01/21/2017 00:12 EST

Quebec police shoot, kill man allegedly brandishing chainsaw near Montreal

SAINT-JOSEPH-DU-LAC, Que. — Police north of Montreal have shot and killed a man they say was threatening them with a chainsaw.

Deux-Montagnes regional police officers were called to deal with a family dispute early this morning and found the 52-year-old man with the motor-driven saw, which they say was running.

Police say they fired at least one shot after he began acting in a threatening manner.

He was declared dead in hospital.

The incident occurred in Saint-Joseph-du-Lac, northwest of Montreal.

Provincial police have taken over the investigation.

In Quebec, it is customary for another police force to investigate when officers are involved in a call that results in injury or death.

The Canadian Press