The man had been fishing from the spot when he got into a dispute with the officer and the officer sprayed the man with cayenne pepper, according to media reports.
Three fire department rescue boats were launched Friday morning from the shore near LaSalle Blvd. and 7th Ave. in LaSalle after a call for help was received at 9:41 p.m., said Isabelle Lord, a Montreal fire department spokesperson. Montreal police, with help from a Sûreté du Québec helicopter, searched the area, but the hunt was called off at 1:51 a.m.
On Friday morning, Montreal police Constable Anie Lemieux said a decision on whether to resume the search had still not been made.
She said searches are not always continued the night after the person vanishes. "It's case by case," Lemieux said.
.....Sounds like this guy was from Verdun ? Also sounds suspicious to me that there was an altercation,the guy gets peppered sprayed,and then 'falls' or 'jumps' into the drink......I guess if you are the only one around ,you can tell the story anyway you like.