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Man faces charges for allegedly assaulting 3 police officers in Vernon

November 08, 2018 - 3:43 PM

VERNON - A man faces numerous charges after he was arrested for assaulting three police officers during an altercation at the Canadian Wholesale Club in Vernon earlier this week.

Vernon RCMP media relations officer Const. Kelly Brett says in a media release officers responded to a call at the Canadian Wholesale Club at 2501 34 St. on Tuesday, Nov. 6 where a man became violent with police after being asked to leave the store repeatedly. 

Brett says an officer attempted to speak with the man, however when doing so he became violent with the officer and a struggle ensued. During the altercation, the suspect allegedly attempted disarm the officer and produced a knife and bear spray. A multiple-unit response was required and two officers were injured in the execution of the arrest.

"Three officers in this incident were assaulted, with two of those officers being injured," Const. Kelly Brett says. "Even after being injured, the responding officer was able to retain his weapon, keep himself, along with the public safe and take the male into custody."

Kyle Larue, a 27-year-old with no fixed address, is facing numerous charges including assault with a weapon, attempt to disarm a police officer, assault police officer and resisting arrest.

Larue appeared before a Justice on Wednesday, Nov. 7, and was subsequently released from custody on a recognizance with numerous conditions and a future court date, Brett says.

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