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Man charged with 2 counts of assaulting an officer: Guelph police

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Guelph police say a 42-year-old man has been charged with two counts of assaulting a police officer following an arrest downtown early Saturday.

Officers were at an address on Carden Street just after 2 a.m. for reports of a disturbance.

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Police said in a news release that a woman had been assaulted and had her cellphone smashed. Officers arrested a man, but while being escorted to a cruiser, police said he spat in the face of one of the officers.

He was then taken to Guelph General Hospital for medical treatment, and while there, police said he kneed a second officer in the face.

Neither officer sustained serious injuries, police said.

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The service added that the suspect is also bound by several court orders, including house arrest in Fergus and a 24-hour curfew.

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The accused has been charged with two counts of assaulting a police officer, mischief, three counts of failing to comply with a release order and breaching probation.

He remains in custody with a bail hearing scheduled for Friday.

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