Knife-wielding man fights police officers
Brockville police officers on Tuesday battled with a man armed with a knife to arrest him in connection with domestic disputes. On March 25, 2017, police arrested a 25-year-old man in relation to a domestic occurrence where he threatened a female complainant, said police. At the time, he was brought before the courts and released with a new court date, then failed to return to court as required. The man was involved in a pursuit on June 12 of this year, where he managed to evade arrest. And on August 31, he was allegedly involved in another domestic-related occurrence that resulted in another charge of threatening. On Tuesday, at 9 p.m., officers were dispatched to an apartment in the centre of the city where they happened to locate the accused in the lobby of the building. The officers recognized the man, who tried to use a false name to avoid arrest, said police. “The officers then attempted to arrest the male who then resisted violently. The officers continued to struggle with the male and discovered that he was armed with a knife in his hand,” police noted in a media release. The officers eventually handcuffed the man and managed to secure the knife without injury. The accused, now 26, was in police custody pending a bail hearing on charges of resisting arrest; possession of property obtained by crime; possession of a weapon; personation with intent to resist arrest; failing to comply with recognizance (multiple counts); failing to comply with probation (multiple counts); flight from police; threats (multiple counts); and failing to attend court.