British Columbia

Man shot by police at SkyTrain station still in serious condition

The man shot by police at the 29th Avenue SkyTrain Station during the Monday morning rush hour remains in serious but stable condition, say police.

Man was shot at the 29th Ave. Station after he reportedly threatened passengers with a machete

A cellphone video captured part of the incident at the Vancouver's 29th Avenue SkyTrain station on Monday. (Cellphone video)

The man shot by police at the 29th Avenue SkyTrain Station during the Monday morning rush hour remains in serious but stable condition, say police.

The man was shot after officers responded to reports of a man with a machete allegedly threatened passengers on the SkyTrain system.

When police arrived, the man was aboard a train. Officers closed off the area, evacuated the train and closed all the doors on the car, leaving the man alone inside.

Officers tried to negotiate with the man, but he broke through the closed train doors. When he approached officers and refused to drop his weapon an officer shot him, a police statement said.

The man is expected to survive his injuries, but police say his name won't be released before criminal charges are laid.

The Independent Investigations Office, the province's civilian-led agency that investigates situations involving police that result in serious injury or death, is investigating the police shooting.

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