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RCMP Officer Assaulted During Prisoner Escort

A Natuashish RCMP officer was assaulted Thursday during the escort of a female prisoner at the airport in Natuashish.

The woman was being taken to Happy Valley-Goose Bay for a court appearance to face charges of assault, uttering threats and breach of an undertaking related to an incident that occurred on November 27.

Two officers were escorting the woman towards the plane when she assaulted one of the officers, bit his hand and refused to let go. The officer had to use physical force to free his hand from the bite. She continued to resist and, once inside the plane, continued to assault the officer.

She faces additional charges of assaulting a police officer and failing to comply with court-ordered conditions.

The officer was treated for injuries.


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