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Halifax man charged with assaulting police officer in Moncton

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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.

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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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