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Man injured by PSNI baton round during incident in north Belfast

The Police Ombudsman’s Office has been informed and will examine whether it meets the criteria for an investigation.

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The incident occurred in the early hours of Saturday (PA)

The incident occurred in the early hours of Saturday (PA)

The incident occurred in the early hours of Saturday (PA)

A man has been injured after being shot by police with a baton round during an incident in north Belfast.

The PSNI said the man presented himself to officers at the Antrim Road Police Station at 4.15am on Saturday morning and was armed with a suspected firearm.

He then fled but was located in the Waterworks area.

Chief Inspector Gary Reid said: “In an attempt to prevent the man from harming himself, AEP rounds were discharged. During the course of this, the male was injured.

“First aid was administered on the male, who was subsequently taken to hospital for treatment of his injuries which are not thought to be life-threatening.”

The Police Ombudsman’s Office has been informed and will now examine whether the incident meets the criteria for an investigation.

PA