Al­leged bur­glar in­jures po­lice of­fi­cer in Esquimalt

Times Colonist - - The Capital And Vancouver Island -

A Vic­to­ria po­lice of­fi­cer was as­saulted by a man al­legedly try­ing to break into an Esquimalt home early Sun­day.

The of­fi­cer re­sponded to a call from a res­i­dent who saw a man on her back porch in the 1100 block of Lyall Street about 4 a.m. The woman said the man looked like he was try­ing to break in.

The of­fi­cer ar­rived on scene and ap­proached the man at the back door. The of­fi­cer was at­tacked and a strug­gle en­sued.

The of­fi­cer was as­saulted with a weapon, al­though Vic­to­ria po­lice did not give any de­tails.

De­spite his in­juries, the of­fi­cer was able to re­strain the man. More of­fi­cers ar­rived and helped in the ar­rest.

The of­fi­cer was taken to hos­pi­tal with non-life-threat­en­ing in­juries.

The Esquimalt man was taken to po­lice cells, where he had a tele­bail hear­ing. He is charged with as­sault­ing a po­lice of­fi­cer and as­sault­ing a po­lice of­fi­cer with a weapon.

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