Suspect assaults officer, grabs at police firearm during arrest

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 12:00
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Date Published: 2020-06-23

Police arrested a Thunder Bay man who assaulted one officer and grabbed at the firearm of another Monday afternoon.

Officers with the Uniform Patrol Branch of the Thunder Bay Police Service responded to a call of a disturbance at a residential address in the 1700 block of Arthur Street East just after 2:30 p.m. on Monday, June 22.

After officers arrived they became involved in a physical altercation with a male, who had struck one of the officers at the scene.

While the man was being placed under arrest for assaulting a police officer, the accused grabbed onto an officer’s firearm. The accused grabbed hold of the pistol grip, which forced the officer to pull his leg away.

The arrest was completed following a brief struggle.

A 25-year-old Thunder Bay man now faces charges of Assaulting a Peace Officer, Disarming a Peace Officer x 2, Resist Peace Officer, and Breach of Probation x 3.

He was scheduled to appear in bail court on Tuesday, June 23.


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