A police shooting in the Inuit community of Umiujaq has left a 22-year-old man dead.
Umiujaq is a small community on the eastern shores of Hudson Bay in northern Quebec.
The man’s name has not been released.
According to a release sent by Quebec’s Bureau of Independent Investigation (BII) an agency that investigates injuries and deaths that occur during police intervention, officers arrived at the man’s house earlier in the day to take him into custody.
The shooting occurred when the man left his home carrying knives and was heading toward the community centre where an event was taking place.
The release said shots were fired when police ordered him to stop and he turned and walked toward them.
He was then transported to the hospital where he died.
Quebec’s BII is in charge of investigating the incident.