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Peterborough police draw stun gun, deploy K9 to arrest domestic assault suspect

Peterborough police say an officer drew a stun gun to assist in the arrest of a man in a domestic incident on May 31, 2023. File / Global News

Police in Peterborough, Ont., drew a stun gun and deployed the canine unit to assist in the arrest of a suspect in a domestic assault incident in the city’s north end Wednesday evening.

According to the Peterborough Police Service, at around 7:40 p.m., officers responded to a domestic disturbance at a residence in the area of Milroy Drive and Chemong Road.

Officers learned the suspect allegedly assaulted several family members before running behind a shed.

Officers deployed police service dog Gryphon while another officer drew their conducted energy weapon to assist in the arrest.

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Police say the man complied with the officers’ demands and he was taken into custody without incident.

The 24-year-old Peterborough man was arrested and charged with four counts of assault with a weapon and one count each of assault, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and failure to comply with a probation order. He was ordered to keep the peace and be of good behaviour, and to not contact or be near the other family members involved in the incident.

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He was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court in Peterborough on Thursday.

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