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North Bay man charged for breaking into police headquarters, assaulting officer

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A 35-year-old man has been charged after allegedly breaking into a northeastern Ontario police station and assaulting an officer early Monday morning.

The suspect kicked open the locked front doors of the North Bay Police Service headquarters on Princess Street West around 1 a.m. June 17, police said in a news release.

An undated file photo of the North Bay Police Service building. (Supplied/North Bay Police Service)

"The sliding doors became detached from their casing and the accused was able to push through and enter police headquarters," police said.

"The accused was intercepted by three officers before he could gain access to the front lobby, through the second set of doors."

When the suspect began to attack one of the officers, he was Tasered and arrested.

The man, who police spokesperson Merv Shantz told CTVNewsNorthernOntario.ca is well known to police, was taken to the cell block area and was held pending a bail hearing.

He is charged with breaking, entering and committing assault.

No one was injured in the incident, Shantz said.

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