SIU called in after 2 men get into knife fight

A dramatic scene broke out in the Jane St. and Driftwood Ave. area on Thursday morning in what has been described as a knife fight that resulted in police shooting a suspect.

The SIU, which has been called in to investigate, released preliminary information, saying officers intervened upon encountering a man with a knife stabbing another man, believed to be 60 years old, on the sidewalk at the corner of Cobbler Cres. and Driftwood Ave. around 9:15 a.m.

“He was told to drop it and then (allegedly) came toward the officer who fired some rounds and knocked him down,” said one police source.

A 26-year-old was struck. The man who was shot and the man who was stabbed were rushed to hospital and are listed in non-life-threatening condition.

The SIU investigates cases where someone has been killed or seriously injured involving police.

Toronto Police spokesman Mark Pugash said “the SIU has invoked their mandate. By law, we are prohibited from commenting.”

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