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