Man found dead in his home after hours-long police operation south of Quebec City

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Sûreté du Québec police say they found a man dead in his home after he barricaded himself inside. A woman and two children were taken to hospital by ambulance earlier.  (Steve Jolicoeur/Radio-Canada - image credit)
Sûreté du Québec police say they found a man dead in his home after he barricaded himself inside. A woman and two children were taken to hospital by ambulance earlier. (Steve Jolicoeur/Radio-Canada - image credit)

A man was found dead in his home by Quebec provincial police in Sainte-Croix, a Quebec town between Trois-Rivières and Quebec City, after an hours-long police operation launched when the man's girlfriend escaped from the home with several injuries.

Sûreté du Québec police officers had surrounded the home on des Chutes Street in the small municipality since 8 a.m. Sunday, saying they were responding to a man in crisis.

Hours later, they said they found the man's body when they entered the residence.

Colin Côté-Paulette/Radio-Canada
Colin Côté-Paulette/Radio-Canada

Police said a woman and two children left the home earlier in the day and were taken to hospital by ambulance. Their injuries are not life-threatening, they said.

SQ investigators are working to determine the circumstances surrounding what took place that morning.

A total of about 15 police vehicles were on site at the height of the operation.

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