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Police shoot, kill bipolar man in standoff

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- An investigation began Monday into a police shooting of a 25-year-old man with a history of bipolar mental illness in an apartment standoff west of Toronto.

Police in Mississauga received 911 calls around 1 a.m. Sunday about a man shouting and throwing things from a 5th-floor apartment Sunday, and four officers responded, the Toronto Sun reported.

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They encountered Greg Moynagh in a hallway outside the apartment of his father, who was not home.

A neighbor who didn't want to be identified told the Toronto Star he heard police yelling for Moynagh to "lay down the knives" and then heard two shots.

Various friends and family told the newspapers Moynagh was known to police as having mental illness. They said he had changed his medication last week.

Friend Michelle Burry told the Star she had met briefly with Moynagh on Thursday.

"It's so strange now. He was telling me -- as if it had already happened -- how he was throwing things off the balcony, then when he threw stuff off the cops had apparently come."

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