On September 14, at approximately 10:05 am, Morris RCMP responded to a disturbance in Lowe Farm.
It was reported that a male was walking on the road, screaming and smashing vehicles with a metal bar on Main Street.
Several officers immediately headed to the scene.
The first officer arrived on scene and located the male suspect, who was yelling and threatening the officer and other nearby bystanders. The officer advised the suspect that he was under arrest and tried to de-escalate the situation. The suspect refused to listen to police commands and assaulted the officer with the metal bar. The officer was able to create some distance and deployed OC (pepper) spray; which had little effect on the suspect who was believed to be under the influence of methamphetamines.
The suspect eventually dropped the bar which allowed the officer along with the assistance of several bystanders, to gain control and handcuff the male.
The officer was treated on scene by EMS and released.
A 37-year-old man has been charged with Assault on a Police Officer with a Weapon, Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose and Mischief x2. He was remanded into custody.
“I want to thank the bystanders at the scene who helped the officer yesterday,” said Cpl. Pierre Demers, acting Detachment Commander of the Morris RCMP. “It was an incredibly difficult situation and we are extremely grateful for their courageous actions to help bring this situation to a resolution.”