Police were alerted at 7:30 p.m. to the presence of a man walking in the streets with what appeared to be a knife. Officers arrived on the scene, shots were fired, and the suspect was hit by a police car. The exact circumstances of the event remain unclear.

The man, who is in his 20s, was taken by ambulance to a hospital, where staff were not certain whether he would live.

In the wake of this event, police were attacked by a group of people, and officers called Sûreté du Québec for reinforcements.

The SQ will be responsible for maintaining peace in Lac-Simon until further notice. The SQ will conduct an investigation into the injury of the suspect and other events leading up to the battle with police. Lac-Simon is about 170 kilometres northwest of Montreal.