HALIFAX - HRM police are investigating a shooting by one of its officers.
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Police on scene at Prince Arthur Junior High School in Dartmouth on Thursday night in relation to an officer shooting a man who allegedly had a knife.
Police say an officer fired his gun at a man who threatened him and another officer with a weapon on Thursday night.
Police won’t confirm what the weapon was, but a source says it was a knife.
Staff Sgt. Bill Morris of Halifax Regional Police said the incident began on Gaston Road at 7:07 p.m. when the victim allegedly pulled a weapon on two plain-clothes officers in relation to an on-going investigation.
The man then fled on foot and was eventually located on the ball field behind Prince Arthur Junior High School by patrol officers.
When he was located, police allege the victim confronted the officers with the weapon, and one of them fired his gun.
Morris wouldn’t say how many shots were fired.
The victim was taken to the QEII hospital with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.
Police say the matter is now being turned over to the province’s Serious Incident Response Team, which is on scene investigating.