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Woman arrested after punching police officer in the face during Toronto Blue Jays’ home opener

The Rogers Centre in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power

A woman was arrested and charged after hitting an officer during the Toronto Blue Jays’ home opener Friday against the Texas Rangers in Toronto, police say.

The Blue Jays secured a 10-8 win over the Texas Rangers in Toronto’s first home opener since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

During the game, police responded to a call in the 500 level, following reports of an altercation. The alleged incident took place around 10:20 p.m., Toronto police said.

“A woman and man were involved in a physical altercation with several other patrons at a Toronto Blue Jays game,” police said in a press release.

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The parties were separated and two people were asked to leave the stadium, police said.

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While one of the two people was leaving the stadium, they “became combative” and punched an officer in the face, police said.

A 27-year-old woman was removed from the stadium and charged with being intoxicated in a public place and assaulting a peace or public officer.

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