Montreal police shot a hammer-wielding man this morning just outside the city's main inter-city bus station on Berri St., between De Maisonneuve Blvd. and Ontario St. E.
He died of his injuries in hospital about two hours later.
Just after 11 a.m. this morning, several people phoned 9-1-1 to report an agitated man wandering on the street while holding what looked to be a hammer.
There are reports police asked for an officer with a taser to come to the area to try and subdue the man, but at least once shot was fired before that officer arrived.
It appears he is also known to police, and that officers had several run-ins with him in the last few days and weeks.