Man charged with resisting arrest and assaulting police officer

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The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) in Corner Brook has charged a 46-year-old man with resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer, arising from an incident Wednesday.

 Around 9:15 p.m. street patrol members responded to a Main Street area business after receiving a report of a disturbance.

Upon arrival , they found the suspect in an intoxicated state. He was taken into custody under the Detention of Intoxicated Persons Act but in the process of being detained he physically assaulted two police officers.

The officers were not injured in the incident. The accused was eventually restrained and detained at the lockup.

 The man was released to appear in court on Nov. 13.

 Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has any information pertaining to this matter are asked to contact the RNC at 709-637-4100 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). People can also provide anonymous information on the N.L. Crime Stoppers website at

Organizations: RNC, Crime Stoppers

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