SIU looking for witnesses after Heron Gate arrest

Ontario’s police watchdog is looking for witnesses to an arrest outside the Heron Gate Food Basics earlier this month.

According to a news release from the Special Investigations , Ottawa Police were called to the grocery store at around 11:00 a.m. March 7. A “person of interest,” as the SIU described him, ran away as police arrived. He was chased and later arrested on Walkley outside the store.

After that, he was hospitalized with a serious injury.

The SIU did not elaborate on the nature of the injury.

SIU investigators are called in any time someone is seriously hurt or killed or alleges sexual assault during an interaction with police.

The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529. The Unit is also urging anyone who may have any video evidence related to this incident to upload that video through the SIU website.