Man charged with assaulting police, paramedics

A man from British Columbia has been charged with assaulting two police officers and a paramedic after an incident last Thursday at the Air Tindi float plane base in Yellowknife.

Police say the 29-year-old man had arrived on a flight and was showing signs of being disoriented and agitated, so paramedics were called.

When the ambulance arrived at the scene, one of the paramedics was assaulted and they called for police back-up.

RCMP say one police officer was assaulted while apprehending the man, and another officer was assaulted when the man exited the police vehicle at the RCMP detachment.

One officer was taken to Stanton Territorial Hospital, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and released.

Police say the other officer and the paramedic received minor injuries and did not require medical attention.

The man faces charges of assault, assault causing bodily harm, assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest.

He was released from police custody to Stanton Territorial Hospital on Friday. He will appear in territorial court on June 5.

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