L he accused appeared in court in Winnipeg on August 23rd. (archives)
Two police officers from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Detachment in Steinbach, Manitoba, had to be taken to hospital after being attacked during a arrest earlier this week.
Law enforcement received a 911 call around 10:50 p.m. Sunday about a vehicle hitting a deer. The collision is believed to have occurred on provincial road 302, approximately 5 km south of the village of La Broquerie.
While the passenger was talking to 911, the driver picked up the phone and told the operator that everything was fine, RCMP said in a statement. When the operator asked him more questions, the man became aggressive and hung up the line.
Once the officers arrived on the scene , a 62-year-old woman got out of the vehicle and told them there was no collision, but that she had been assaulted by the driver.
When After his arrest, the 36-year-old man became violent and punched the two officers several times before they could physically subdue him with the help of other officers arriving as backup, claims RCMP.
The driver was later taken to hospital for injuries sustained during his arrest. The police then placed him in a cell for the night.
The two police officers who were attacked also had to be treated in hospital. They have since been discharged.
The 36-year-old man from Vita, Manitoba has been remanded in custody. He faces charges of assault, aggravated assault, threatening and resisting arrest.