A 27-year-old man from Halifax, N.S., has been charged with assaulting a police officer following an incident in Moncton, N.B., according to the RCMP.
Police said that on the evening of March 6, officers responded to a report of a disturbance at a convenience store on Killam Drive.
“A man and a woman believed to be involved in the incident were located walking nearby,” the RCMP said.
Police said that they identified the man as a person of interest in other ongoing investigations and that a struggle followed when attempted to arrest him.
The man gained access to a nearby police cruiser and tried to flee in the vehicle, but collided with a second police cruiser that had just arrived at the scene.
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“The man fled on foot, and was arrested a short distance away. No one was seriously injured in the incident,” police said.
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John Jay Anderson appeared in Moncton provincial court by way of tele-remand on March 7.
He was charged with assaulting a police officer and was remanded into custody.
He is scheduled to appear in court on March 10 at 1:30 p.m. for a bail hearing.
The RCMP said the investigation is ongoing.
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