Attempted murder charges laid after shots fired at OPP

A man from a small town north of Bancroft, Ont., is facing three charges of attempted murder after allegedly firing shots at Ontario Provincial Police officers on Monday.

Police were responding to an assault in Purdy, Ont., Monday morning when shots were fired

A man from Purdy, Ont., is facing attempted murder charges after allegedly firing shots at Ontario Provincial Police officers in a small town north of Bancroft on Monday morning. (CBC)

A man from a small town north of Bancroft, Ont., is facing three charges of attempted murder after allegedly firing shots at Ontario Provincial Police officers on Monday.

It happened in Purdy, a town in Hastings Highlands, at about 9 a.m. Monday.

OPP officers were responding to an assault call when they were shot at. The officers took cover and a suspect armed with a knife then approached them.

Police hit the suspect with a Taser.

The suspect and the officers weren't hurt, but the victim of the initial assault police had been responding to was taken to hospital with serious injuries, OPP said in a media release.

A 32-year-old Purdy man is charged with three counts of attempting to commit murder, unauthorized possession of a weapon, placing or throwing an explosive substance and two counts of mischief over $5,000.

He was scheduled to appear in Belleville court on Tuesday.