The Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIOBC) has been called in to look into an incident involving a police dog biting a person on Quadra Island.

Quadra Island RCMP say they were called for a complaint on July 18th shortly before 7 p.m. According to the report, a person had been yelling and screaming all day.

Police say they drove to the location and were met by a person allegedly holding a weapon. The RCMP claim that the person refused to exit a trailer they were in.

Additional police units were called to the scene, including the Vancouver Island Emergency Response Team (ERT). The RCMP say that when ERT arrived, the person left the trailer.

Police claim the person then attempted to go back inside, and a police dog was deployed. The person was bitten by the dog.

The individual was given first aid and was later taken to hospital.

The RCMP say that the matter is now under investigation by IIOBC and they will now be providing any other information. They did not say if the person who was bit by the police dog was charged, arrested, or otherwise detained.

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