An officer with the Estevan Police Service and a suspect have been taken to hospital in Regina via air ambulance after a confrontation. 

The EPS stated the series of events started around 7:00 a.m. Officers responded to what was described as a serious incident. One person was taken into custody, and taken to the Estevan Police Station for processing. While being processed, around 9:30 a.m., an altercation took place between the person being processed and an officer. The altercation resulted in serious injuries for both. 

The Saskatchewan Serious Incident Response Team has assumed the investigation, with assistance from the Saskatchewan RCMP's Major Crimes Unit.

“Early this morning Weyburn Police Service received a request for assistance from the Estevan Police Service," advised the WPS in a written statement. "The WPS has sent three members to Estevan to assist with calls for service while members from EPS deal with the incident in question.”

-with files from Steven Wilson