The Independent Investigations Office of BC is reviewing an incident in south Nanaimo where a man in distress was injured while being taken into custody. (File photo)

The Independent Investigations Office of BC is reviewing an incident in south Nanaimo where a man in distress was injured while being taken into custody. (File photo)

Police watchdog investigating after man in crisis injured while being taken into custody in Nanaimo

Man sustained non life-threatening injuries in incident on Extension Road last month

B.C.’s police watchdog office is looking into an incident that happened in south Nanaimo last month when a man who was in distress was injured while being taken into custody.

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. noted in a press release that it is investigating the incident, which happened in the 1500 block of Extension Road at about 1:50 a.m. on Sept. 23.

According to the release, information provided by the RCMP indicated officers responded to a request for assistance regarding a man in crisis. Police attended and the man sustained a non-life-threatening injury while being taken into custody. Paramedics were also called and they transported the man to hospital for treatment.

The IIO is asking anyone with relevant information about the incident to contact 1-855-446-8477 or submit information via an online form at http://iiobc.ca.

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