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Friday, February 28, 2020

SIU Investigation Into Orillia Standoff Concluded

Orillia | by Matt Sitler  

It happened January 18th after police were called to a home in Orillia after reports the man wanted to hurt himself.

An investigation by Ontario's Special Investigations Unit has concluded no wrongdoing by OPP in the case a of a standoff that involved a 31 year old Orillia man.

It happened January 18th after police were called to a home in Orillia after reports the man wanted to hurt himself.

Officers used tear gas and entered the home after he was seen through a second-floor window with a knife at his throat around 9 pm.

He was found in a bathroom having cut himself multiple times.

During his arrest, he threw a knife at an officer, cutting the officer's hand and was bit on the legs by a police dog. He was taken to a trauma centre in Toronto.

The SIU has found there were clear grounds for the man’s apprehension under section 17 of the Mental Health Act.

Having found no wrongdoing by police, the SIU investigation is now closed.

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