October 30, 2018 5:18 pm
Updated: October 31, 2018 7:48 pm

Southern Alberta man charged after Lethbridge police officer assaulted

WATCH ABOVE: Police are looking for an 18-year-old Brooks man who allegedly tried to take a police officer's Taser. It happened outside of a community hall early Saturday in south Lethbridge. The incident was captured on video and shared by a user on Instagram.

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UPDATE: On Wednesday, Lethbridge police addressed a video of the officer takedown described below that was shared over social media. Click here to read the latest.

Editor’s note: Lethbridge police originally said the incident took place outside École La Vérendrye, which is attached to La Cité des Prairie.

Lethbridge police are looking for a Brooks man after he allegedly tried to take an officer’s Taser.

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It happened early Saturday morning outside La Cité des Prairie, a multi-functional hall on 6 Avenue S., the scene of a private Halloween party.

Officers were called to the centre at around 1:30 a.m., following reports of numerous fights after a fire extinguisher was discharged in the gym.

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When police arrived, a large number of intoxicated youths were seen leaving the building.

A fight started outside the venue and while an officer was placing one person under arrest he was allegedly tackled from behind. The officer said a man tried removing his Taser from its holster.

The officer managed to get up and maintain control of the weapon, but the suspect fled the scene.

Peyton Thomas Kale Many Shots, 18, faces three charges: assaulting a peace officer, disarming or attempting to disarm a peace officer and obstructing a peace officer.

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Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Lethbridge police or Crime Stoppers.

Damage sustained to the event hall as a result of the Halloween party is estimated at approximately $4,000.

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