After the Toronto police attacked several officers with a knife, the man was shot with socks.
Officials who are "pretty close" replied to Sherbourne and Dundt S.'s witnesses. at. On Wednesday evening for a person with a knife, Toronto police said Const. David Hopkinson.
The suspects had injuries that were not life-threatening but were brought to the injury center as part of the protocol, said Hopkinson.
"We placed what is called" the use of less deadly force ", so we have a shooting range that is armed with socks," said Hopkinson. “It's meant to make people incapacitated, and that's exactly what it did. He's arrested. In such situations, when we use a cashier or a less lethal shotgun, we have a medical checkout. ”
A sock gun is a regular shotgun loaded with a round shape that causes pain but does not enter the body. It is also called an impact layer or bean bag.
The Sock Gun was introduced as part of the Toronto Police Changes that followed a series of fatal police shooting, including the death of teenage Sammy Yatim.
According to the police, the witnesses probably saw one person attacking another. Then the suspect came to the knife and began to sacrifice it. When he arrived at the police, he still obeyed his victim, but after asking him to stop and start acting against them, turned the knife to the officers.
"When they came to the scene, they saw that the suspect was still armed with a knife and he was still subject to the victim," said Hopkinson. "The officials demanded that the man stop; however, he paid attention to the officers and began to act against them. ”
The suspect was shot shortly afterwards.
In 2016, the use of smaller fatalities in the form of sockets came to Toronto.
“In the past, we have had the tools we use to defend ourselves or affect our arrest. We have handcuffs, we have a pepper spray, and we have expandable balls, ”said Hopkinson. "What happens when you get to a place where you will fight with threats that are greater than those that lead to some shooting, but you want to use a less lethal tool?"
"With these less lethal options – taser or sockets – we have the opportunity to end a potentially dangerous situation with less than deadly force," said Hopkinson.
The police have not released the suspect's description but confirmed that he is in custody.
Hopkinson said police would hold news conferences with more details.
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