WATCH: Police cruiser appears to run down man with knife
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WARNING: Disturbing content. Man with knife arrested after it appears he was run over by police cruiser Sunday night south of King and Bathurst. Toronto Police say the incident began around 6pm after reports that a man with a knife tried to rob someone. The SIU will now investigate the actions of police to see if they were justified. Video: @dasymetric /@Areacode416ix
Ontario's police watchdog is investigating after a wild scene played out on a Toronto street.
Video posted to social media shows a Toronto Police cruiser running over a man being chased by officers.
Another video, looks to show the same man waving around a large knife.
This happened Sunday evening around 6 p.m. Police say they were called to the King and Bathurst area for reports of a knife-point robbery.
A woman who lives nearby tells CTV News Toronto she heard the screaming and sirens from her apartment. She says she heard the man yelling about mental health and saying that he wanted to be taken to a shelter.
She says it looked like officers tried to use a Taser before the man was hit by the cruiser.
The man and a police officer went to hospital.