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Man pepper sprayed after fighting police

Overnight the RNC observed a wanted 41-year-old male walking on Patrick Street in St. John’s.

Officers attempted to arrest the male he decided to run away.

Police caught up with the male who began to fight officers forcing the officers to deploy pepper spray in an attempt to arrest the male.

He was then taken into custody and now faces additional charges on top of the warrant for; resisting arrest, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, carrying a concealed weapon, careless use of a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of prohibited/restricted firearm with ammo, possession of a firearm knowing it is unauthorized, careless use of a firearm, and several breaches of his court orders.

The investigation currently remains active. The officers were not injured during the arrest.


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