The Treaty Three Police Service is investigating an incident in Grassy Narrows First Nation, which lead to the assault of two officers.

On October 22, two uniform members of the T3PS attempted to arrest a male known to be wanted on outstanding charges by both the T3PS and the OPP, who was failing to comply with the conditions of his undertaking. Police did not name the male involved.

Once observed by the police, the male attacked one of the officers – causing both to fall to the ground. The second officer attempted to assist, while being approached and surrounded by community members – who assisted the man in escaping from police custody.

Both officers were treated for minor injuries and released from the Lake of the Woods District Hospital following the incident.

An investigation into the events surrounding the incident has been commenced, and charges are currently pending against the male and community members who assisted his escape.

Anyone with any information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Treaty Three Police Service at 807-548-5474, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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