Man charged after allegedly lunging at London police officer with knife

London police took a 43-year-old man into custody on Monday morning after he allegedly lunged at an officer with a knife.

The alleged incident happened at an unspecified address along Beckworth Avenue, southeast of Huron and Sandford streets, around 9:15 a.m., according to police. Officers had reportedly been called to the residence to assist another police service in arresting a suspect.

Police allege a man at the home lunged at one of the officers with a knife, and the officer deployed his conductive energy weapon (CEW).


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Police say the suspect was arrested, a knife was recovered and paramedics attended the scene due to the use of the CEW. The man was later cleared medically and taken to police headquarters, officers say.

Few other details are known, including which police service the London officers were assisting. No injuries were reported in the alleged incident.

On Tuesday morning, London police announced they’d charged a 43-year-old London man in connection with the case. He’s facing counts of resisting arrest, assaulting a peace officer with a weapon, possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000 and failing to comply with recognizance.

Officers said the suspect appeared in court in London to answer to the charges on Monday.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.

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