Peterborough police deploy stun gun to make arrest in domestic incident

Peterborough police used a stun gun to assist in the arrest of a man in Cavan-Monaghan Township on June 13, 2022. AP file

Peterborough police deployed a stun gun to assist in the arrest of a man following a call for a domestic incident in Cavan-Monaghan Township on Monday night.

According to the Peterborough Police Service, around 9 p.m., officers responded to a call from an individual concerned about a friend’s safety. Officers then went to a home in Cavan-Monaghan Township to check on the well-being of a woman at the home.

However, police say a man repeatedly tried to block officers from entering and a physical altercation ensued.

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Police say officers were unable to gain control of the man and deployed a conducted energy weapon on the individual who was taken into custody.

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A female in the home was located and did not require medical attention.

A 41-year-old Cavan Monaghan Township man was charged with uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm, assaulting a peace officer, and obstructing a peace officer.

The man was held in custody and will appear in court in Peterborough on Tuesday.

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