Peterborough man accused of assaulting resident, cutting firefighter

A man is accused of assaulting a Peterborough firefighter during a response to a medical call for service. Peterborough Fire Services

A Peterborough man faces assault and weapons charges following an incident at a Donegal Street home on Sunday.

According to the Peterborough Police Service, Peterborough Fire Services and EMS first responded to the home for a medical call.

It’s alleged the man became aggressive, leading him to assault a resident and cut a city firefighter with a “sharp object.” Police did not disclose what the object was.

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Police say the firefighter sustained a cut to the hand which required medical treatment.

Police were called to the scene around 1 p.m. and arrested a 29-year-old man.

He was charged with possession of a dangerous weapon, assault with a weapon, and failure to comply with probation to keep the peace and be of good behaviour.

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The accused was first taken to Peterborough Regional Health Centre and later released to police.

He was held in custody and was scheduled to appear in court on Monday.

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