The Sûreté du Québec has been called in to investigate an incident in Kuujjuaq where a man was injured.

The Kativik Regional Police Force received a call at about 9:30 local time Tuesday morning about an armed and violent man in the community.

A police spokesperson says the 18-year old man was seriously injured during a confrontation with police.

He is being medevaced to a hospital in southern Canada.

Investigators are now on their way to Kuujjuaq.