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Northern Ont. man charged after assaulting OPP officer at local detachment

An Ontario Provincial Police crest is displayed on the arm of an officer during a press conference in Vaughan, Ont., on Thursday, June 20, 2019. (File photo/Andrew Lahodynskyj/The Canadian Press) An Ontario Provincial Police crest is displayed on the arm of an officer during a press conference in Vaughan, Ont., on Thursday, June 20, 2019. (File photo/Andrew Lahodynskyj/The Canadian Press)
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An Elliot Lake man has been charged with assaulting a police officer — in the lobby of a local Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachment.

At about 10 p.m. on April 10, the man attended the OPP detachment and demanded assistance with a non-police matter, said police in a news release.

“When officers attempted to help, the person became irate, unreasonable and assaulted an officer,” reads the release.

As a result of the incident, the 39-year-old local man was charged with assaulting a peace officer.

The accused was held pending a bail hearing on Thursday.

None of the accusations has been proven in court.

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