RCMP shoot at arson suspect who reportedly charged at them, SiRT investigating

RCMP say a 55-year-old man is in hospital after being shot by police officers who say they were threatened.

Authorities in the Annapolis County detachment were called to a home on Parker Mountain Road in Hillsburn, Nova Scotia, after receive reports of a man with a gun at about 1:15 a.m. Monday.

Police say they were looking for a suspect in an arson earlier that evening that burned a home and RV. Police say the homeowner’s truck was stolen as the suspect tried to flee.

The man reportedly drove toward officers in a threatening manner, at which point the officers on scene shot at him.

The suspect was arrested and taken to hospital suffering from what’s described as non-life-threatening injuries to his torso.

Neither officer was injured in the incident.

Officials say the RV at the home was intentionally set on fire, with the fire eventually spreading to the home.

The Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) has been called to lead an investigation into the matter and are currently on the scene in Hillsburn.

SiRT confirms that the only gunfire came from RCMP officers, the suspect did not return fire.

Two firearms were used by police, investigators say.

SiRT is asking anyone who may have witnessed anything related to the incident, or who have any relevant information, to contact them at 902-424-2010 or 1-855-450-2010.

With files from Natasha Pace. 

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