(TRENTON, ON) On Thursday, October 13, 2016 at approximately 1:45 p.m., officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Quinte West detachment responded to a 911 call at an apartment complex on Tripp Boulevard in the City of Trenton.
As officers made contact with a male party, he exited the 11th floor apartment onto an exterior balcony.
As there was concern for the personal safety of this male, the OPP Tactics and Rescue Unit (TRU) and Crisis Negotiators attended the scene, along with the Quinte West Fire Department and paramedics.
As police were engaging with this male, he fell from the balcony and was pronounced deceased as a result of the fall.
An officer at the scene suffered a minor injury and was transported to hospital.
The OPP has notified the province’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) which has invoked its mandate. As a result the OPP will not be able to provide any further information. Any other inquiries should be directed to SIU Communications at (416) 622-2342.