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24 year-old male Identified from Westphal shooting incident

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The Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) has confirmed the identity of the 24 year-old male involved in the police shooting that took place in Westphal, Nova Scotia on Saturday, May 26, 2018.

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Bradley Thomas Clattenburg of Truro, Nova Scotia was involved in a confrontation with Halifax District RCMP that resulted in officers discharging their weapons. Mr. Clattenburg was pronounced deceased at the scene.

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SIRT is responsible for investigating all serious incidents involving police in Nova Scotia, whether or not there is an allegation of wrongdoing.

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Investigations are under the direction and control of independent civilian director Felix Cacchione.

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Halifax District RCMP responded to a situation this morning that led to the discharge of firearms, resulting in the death of a man.

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At approximately 7:48 a.m., RCMP members responded to a weapons complaint at a home in Westphal where a man was threatening to shoot another man. As members responded, the man fled the home and entered a wooded area. While police were attempting to locate him utilizing RCMP Police Dog Services, they were confronted by the man resulting in officers discharging their firearms. The 24-year-old suspect was found to be deceased at the scene. No members were injured during the incident.

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Our thoughts are with the family of the deceased at this difficult time.

The investigation is ongoing.

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Source: Media Release

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