**** SiRT Media Release
Serious Incident Response Team to investigate an officer-involved shooting after officer discharged firearm while responding to an incident involving a weapon.
Late last night at approximately 10:00 p.m., New Glasgow Regional Police responded to an area on Washington Street, New Glasgow.
Officers were involved in an incident involving a weapon.
The investigation is in the preliminary stages.
As police arrived on Washington Street, they located the man, a 25-year-old from Pictou County. During this time, it is believed that one officer discharged a firearm during the incident involving a weapon.
During the incident Emergency Health Services attended and the man was transported to Aberdeen Hospital and later to Halifax Queen Elizabeth Health Science Centre. No one else was injured.
The investigation is ongoing. New Glasgow Regional Police have referred the matter the Nova Scotia Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT). The Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) independently investigates all serious incidents which arise from the actions of police in Nova Scotia. There does not have to be an allegation of wrongdoing.
Given the matter is now being investigated by SiRT.
Further information will be released as additional information becomes available.