Man dies after confrontation with RCMP in Igloolik

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IGLOOLIK — Local RCMP have shot and killed a man at his residence in Igloolik, Nunavut.

RCMP have said in a statement that they were “checking the well-being” of a man at his home when he advanced toward officers wielding a weapon and uttering threats. During the confrontation, he was shot by an RCMP officer, and later died of his injuries at the local health centre.

The nature of the weapon the man was holding is unclear.

RCMP said that an investigation will be launched into the incident, and that the Major Crimes Unit is en route from Iqaluit to secure the scene. They also say that it is “too early at this point” to determine what set off the confrontation.

An officer sustained non-life-threatening injuries at the scene.

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