Four LaSalle Police Officers Assaulted While Investigating a Family Dispute
Shortly before 1 PM on Monday, LaSalle Police received a call regarding a heated family dispute at a residence in LaSalle. Upon arrival, the officers were informed that a 19-year-old resident of the household had uttered threats to kill another individual, as well as their pet. The officers were in the process of gathering additional details about the situation when the young man was informed that he was being detained and could not leave the premises. He reacted by physically assaulting the officers, resorting to punches and kicks. In response to his aggressive actions, he was placed under arrest for assaulting a police officer and a struggle ensued to place him in handcuffs. However, during this struggle, he bit, head-butted, and kicked officers as well as attempted to seize an officer’s firearm.
All four officers involved sustained minor injuries during this altercation that required medical examination. Fortunately, all officers are expected to make a full recovery and are back at work keeping our community safe.
As a result, the male is now charged with the following criminal offences:
Uttering Threats to cause death or bodily harm
Uttering Threats to cause death or bodily harm to an animal
Four counts of Assault Peace Officer
Mischief/Damage to Property not exceeding $5000
Disarm Peace Officer
The male was held in custody for a bail hearing.