SIU is investigating the alleged hacking of the Square One shopping center in Mississauga, which resulted in a car accident, which resulted in two suspects and an officer being taken to hospital. Suspects are also under arrest, according to police.
Two cars, a Porsche and a police cruiser, were involved in a short chase that resulted in damage. Porsche crashed into a flower bed and several bushes.
Officers hold the scene of the incident, awaiting details about the extent of the injuries of the suspects.
SIU investigates police incidents in which someone was killed, injured or charged with sexual abuse.
Injuries followed "interaction" with the police
Police were called to Square One Shopping Center on City Center Drive, near Hurontario Street and Bernhamthorpe Road West, at 3:41 am to report burglary, reports Const. Irina Yashnik, spokesman for Peel Regional Police.
The canine police squad also responded, she added.
According to Yashnik, the officers found two suspects in the area, then a police cruiser and a car collided.
“There was an interaction when two criminals and one officer were taken to a local hospital,” she told the CBC in Toronto.
The accident occurred in the parking lot
Yashnik could not confirm whether the suspects were seriously injured, but said that the officer was injured, which is considered minor.
She declined to say whether any three people were injured due to the accident. They are still in the hospital, she added.
The age and gender of the suspects were not released. No charges were brought.
According to her, the accident between the police cruiser and Porsche occurred in the parking lot of the shopping center. The alleged hacking occurred in the southwest corner of the shopping center.
When asked if the suspects entered the shopping center, she replied: "It seems so."