The Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba (IIU) announced Tuesday that they're investigating the circumstances surrounding the arrest of a man in Sandy Bay First Nation last week.

On September 27, the Manitoba First Nations Police Service (MFNPS) notified the IIU of an incident involving an arrest from the previous day.

According to the release, during the arrest, a police service dog was used to apprehend the man, who sustained a dog bite.

The man was subsequently transported to The Portage District General Hospital for treatment. The IIU says that the affected person suffered an injury but was not admitted as an inpatient.

The incident does not meet the definition of a serious injury per IIU regulations. However, the civilian director has determined it is in the public interest for the IIU to investigate.

The investigation is ongoing, and no further details were provided at this time.

Witnesses or other individuals with information or video footage that may assist this investigation are asked to contact the IIU toll-free at 1-844-667-6060.