Moose Jaw man assaults cop after refusing to wear mask at grocery store: police

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Moose Jaw police say a 59-year-old man assaulted a cop after refusing to leave a grocery store.  (Moose Jaw Police Service - image credit)
Moose Jaw police say a 59-year-old man assaulted a cop after refusing to leave a grocery store. (Moose Jaw Police Service - image credit)

A 59-year-old man is facing multiple charges after he refused to wear a mask, resulting in a violent incident in Moose Jaw, police say.

On Friday just before 12 p.m. CST, Moose Jaw officers responded to a local grocery store after a report of a man not complying with a public health order, police said.

Police said the man was asked to leave the store because he was refusing to wear a mask.

When he was approached by officers an altercation ensued, police said. The man was restrained and arrested.

The 59-year-old has been charged with assaulting a police officer, obstruction and causing a disturbance.

He was also ticketed under the public health order.