Armed man, 25, shot dead after taking hostages at Vaughan bank

An armed man who held several people hostage inside a bank in Vaughan on Wednesday afternoon was fatally shot after police tried to negotiate with him, York Regional Police say.

Const. Andy Pattenden said police used lethal force to “gain control of the subject” after attempting to negotiate with him.

The Special Investigations Unit, the province’s police watchdog, has taken over the investigation. Jason Gennaro of the SIU confirmed that the armed male was 25 years old, but couldn’t speak to where he was from.

“Investigators are examining the circumstance surrounding a fatal police-involved shooting,” Gennaro said Wednesday evening.


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