Police watchdog investigating after man shot and killed by police in Joliette, Que.

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MONTREAL — Quebec's police watchdog is investigating after a 31-year-old man was shot and killed Tuesday by police in Joliette, Que., northeast of Montreal.

The Bureau des enquetes independantes says provincial police were called to a house in the city around 2:45 p.m.

It says when police arrived, they heard a woman screaming.

The watchdog says police broke down the door and found a man stabbing a woman.

A police officer then shot the man, who was transported to hospital where he was declared dead.

The watchdog says the woman was also transported to hospital and her life is not in danger.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 17, 2021.

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