Police Execute 73 Year Old After Refusing To Wear Mask

(DYSART ET AL TOWNSHIP, ON) – On July 15, 2020, members of the Haliburton Highlands Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) commenced an investigation into an altercation that occurred earlier that day at a local Minden business, involving a 73 year old male customer.

Follow up investigation led police to attend an address on Indian Point Road in the Eagle Lake area. During the investigation, shots were fired which caused the responding police to request additional officers.

The confrontation between the police and this same male resulted in him being injured. The male was transported to hospital, and later succumbed to his injury.

The OPP has notified the province’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) and they have invoked their mandate. As a result, the OPP will not be able to provide any further information. Any inquiries should be directed to SIU Communications at 1-800-787-8529.

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