A man is dead after a run in with Port Hardy RCMP.
The Independent Investigations Office has been called in.
Just after 11am this morning, police were called out to deal with a man who’d been threatening security staff at the firefighting staging area on the grounds of Port Hardy Secondary School.
Reports suggested he was armed with a knife.
When police arrived, there was a confrontation at an intersection along the Island Highway, shots were fired and the suspect killed.
No one else was hurt.