Winnipeg Police Service under investigation after man injured during arrest

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An investigation into the Winnipeg Police Service is underway after a 34-year-old man was admitted to hospital after being arrested.

The Independent Investigation Unit was notified on Sept. 3 that officers responded to a wellness check on Sargent Avenue.

According to police, the man became aggressive during a search of his apartment and armed himself with a weapon.

Officers say they then used force to restrain him. The man was taken to the hospital and was diagnosed with a fracture to his right orbital bone.

The IIU considers this a serious injury and is mandated to investigate.

The IIU is asking anyone who has information or video footage that may assist the investigation to contact them.

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