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Man arrested after paramedics assaulted

A 52-year-old man has been charged with assault and resisting a peace officer after becoming combative with Superior North EMS paramedics called to assist a man in possible medical distress.
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THUNDER BAY - One man is in custody and facing several charges after paramedics were assaulted during a call at a north side restaurant.

According to a Thunder Bay Police Service media release, paramedics with Superior North EMS responded to a call for a man in possible medical distress just after 11 p.m. on Sunday at a restaurant on the 100 block of Cumberland Street North.

When paramedics arrived and attempted to assist the man, he became irate and combative before being restrained.

Thunder Bay Police Services officers arrived on the scene and witnessed the assault. The man continued to be combative and was placed under arrest and transported to the Thunder Bay Police headquarters on Balmoral Street.

The 52-year-old Thunder Bay man was charged with two counts of assault, resisting a peace officer, and failing to comply with condition recognizance.