The Independent Investigation Unit (IIU) is investigating Monday's incident in Roseau River.

Steinbach RCMP received a complaint at around 10:45 that morning, of a parental child abduction. Officers located the suspects at a residence in Roseau River. 

In the process of an attempt to recover the children, officers were allegedly assaulted. In response, police used a "less lethal" firearm on two male suspects to subdue them, resulting in minor injuries.

In accordance with The Police Services Act and regulations, any injury resulting from the use of a firearm is deemed a serious injury, resulting in a mandatory investigation by the IIU. Witnesses or other individuals who have information or video footage that may assist this investigation are asked to contact the IIU at 1-844-667-6060.

The investigation is ongoing and no further details are being provided at this time.

The IIU investigates all serious incidents involving police officers in Manitoba, whether occurring on or off duty.

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