Break & Enter Suspect Attempts To Disarm Officer During Arrest

Durham, ON, Canada / channel12

A suspect in a break and enter in Uxbridge attempted to disarm a police officer as he was being placed under arrest.

On Saturday, August 6, 2016, at approximately 11:30 p.m., police were called to a residence on Highway #47 where the homeowner had witnessed a male attempt to break into his home using a garden hoe.

Air1 located the suspect a short distance away and directed officers to his location. After a foot chase, officers caught up to him. The suspect fought with officers and attempted to disarm an officer in the struggle. Pepper spray and a CEW were deployed but were in effective. After a 10-minute struggle, officers were able to subdue the suspect.

The 25-year-old male from Brock Township was taken to hospital for treatment of minor injuries and then for a mental health assessment.

Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to contact Cst. Ceci of North Division at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2672.

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