Maskwacis RCMP charge man with assault on police officer

Maskwacis, Alberta – On the morning of May 18, Maskwacis RCMP responded to a complaint of a suspicious male in the Ermineskin townsite. Police were advised that the male appeared to be carrying a can of bear repellant spray. A suspect matching the description fled on foot when officers attempted to approach him. The police pursued the male, who then discharged a large amount of bear repellant spray into the face of a police officer.

The male continued to fight police, hitting and kicking additional officers who were able to arrest him following a struggle. EMS attended to treat the police officer and determined that he suffered minor physical injury from the bear repellant spray.

38 year-old Christopher Simon of Maskwacis has been charged with:

• Assault with a weapon on a police officer;

• Three counts of assault on a police officer;

• Resisting police;

• Carrying a concealed weapon; and

• Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

Assault on RCMP Officer
Assault on RCMP Officer

Simon was ordered detained in custody and will appear for court in Wetaskiwin on May 26th to speak to his charges.

Maskwacis RCMP

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