Manitoba’s police watchdog is investigating an incident that saw RCMP crisis negotiators deployed to Norway House after suspects barricaded themselves inside a home.
According to the Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba (IIU), investigators were notified by Norway House RCMP of an incident on Tuesday that resulted in a man being injured.
In addition to the injury, investigators are probing the circumstances surrounding the deployment of a less-lethal firearm.
RCMP say they were called to a report of a person pointing a gun at someone in the Norway House town site.
Officers arrived on scene and found a suspect. However, he and two others barricaded themselves inside a home and refused to come out.
Mounties contained the area and additional RCMP resources were deployed, including the emergency response team, a crisis negotiator team and a drone.
At around 11 p.m. officers arrested two men and a woman.
A 30-year-old man and a 27-year-old man, both from Norway House, were charged with multiple Criminal Code offences, including pointing a firearm and uttering threats.
They were remanded into custody.
The woman was released without charges.
The IIU says when Mounties attempted to take the men into custody, a round discharged from an extended range impact weapon resulted in bruising to his torso.
The IIU is mandated to investigate any injury resulting from the use of a firearm by a police officer.
Witnesses or anyone who may have video footage that may help with the investigation are asked to contact the IIU.
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