SIU investigation into local disturbance incident on-going

On September 9, 2020, shortly after 12:30p.m., members of the Collingwood and the Blue Mountains Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched to a disturbance at an address near Third and Beech Street in the Town of Collingwood.

Responding officers encountered an armed male. During this confrontation a 29-year-old local man was injured and was transported to an area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

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 monica.hudon@ontario.ca.