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A Whitehorse RCMP police officer was assaulted last Thursday during the course of his duties, police said Monday afternoon.
The police officer was in the midst of interviewing a witness when the suspect being investigated came back to the scene and allegedly assaulted the police officer.
“A struggle ensued,” police said.
“The suspect was able to disable the officer’s portable radio and also attempted to disarm him.
“People who witnessed the struggle came to the assistance of the police officer by helping to restrain the suspect and calling 911.
“Police and the people who assisted were able to de-escalate the situation and take control of the situation peacefully.”
The suspect was arrested and taken into custody.
“The suspect continued to threaten police and guards at the Arrest Processing Unit,” police said.
“The police officer sustained minor injuries and was treated at the hospital. The people who assisted the police officer and the suspect were not injured.”
David Malcolm, age 40, of Whitehorse, has been charged with assaulting a police officer, attempting to disarm a police officer, uttering threats and resisting arrest.
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