CFN – SIU spokesperson Monica Hudon confirmed some details about the ongoing investigation that occurred after Cornwall Community Police executed a search warrant on a St. Felix Street address Friday May 31 that landed Steph Leclaire (38) in hospital with a soft tissue wound to the abdomen after police used flash grenade(s) during entrance.
Stun grenades are constructed with a casing made to remain intact during detonation, containing most of its explosive force and avoiding shrapnel injuries, while having large circular cutouts to allow the light and sound of the explosion through.
While usually not fatal, in February 2011, a North Carolina SWAT police officer was injured at his home when a stun grenade accidentally detonated while he was attempting to secure his equipment. He underwent emergency surgery, but later died of his injuries.
Ms Hudon could not confirm whether any gun shots were discharged during the incident citing an ongoing investigation. No charges have been laid as of press time.
We will be updating this story as the investigation unfolds.
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