Mentally ill man's fatal balcony fall gets SIRT investigation

The agency that investigates serious incidents involving police in Nova Scotia will look into how a mentally ill man fell to his death on Monday after officers broke into his apartment.

Halifax police broke into man's apartment

The agency that investigates serious incidents involving police in Nova Scotia will look into how a mentally ill man fell to his death on Monday after officers broke into his apartment.

The Serious Incident Response Team says the 27-year-old left a mental health treatment hospital in the city and police were looking for him.

The agency says officers went to his apartment at about 1:30 p.m., but found the door barricaded, so they broke in.

The Halifax police say minutes later, the man fell from the balcony and he died in hospital later from his injuries