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Peterborough officer assaulted during arrest: police

Peterborough police say an officer was assaulted during an arrest in connection with another assault.
Peterborough police say an officer was assaulted during an arrest in connection with another assault. Pixabay

A Peterborough man is facing several charges including assaulting a police officer and assault with a weapon following a Sunday night incident.

Peterborough Police Service says shortly after 10 p.m., officers were dispatched to a city residence for a disturbance and unwanted man.

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It was reported that a man caused damage to the residence and assaulted a victim with a pair of scissors before leaving the scene. Police say the accused and male victim know each other.

A short time later, officers located the suspect at another residence. While attempting to place the accused under arrest, the man allegedly resisted arrest and assaulted a police officer.

William Mackenzie Thomas, 22, of Lansdowne Street West was arrested and charged with the following:

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  • Assault with a weapon
  • Assault of a peace officer
  • Assault with intent to resist arrest
  • Mischief under $5,000

He was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court in Peterborough on Monday, police said.

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