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London man charged after allegedly spitting and biting police

A 35-year-old man is facing charges after London police say the man assaulted a member of the public and then bit and spat at three police officers.

Two police officers sustained minor injuries

A parked London Police cruiser with its lights on in downtown London, Ontario. (Colin Butler/CBC)

A 35-year-old man is facing charges after London police say the man assaulted a member of the public and then bit and spat at three police officers.

Police say the incident took place at around 8:30 p.m. Sunday when a man seated at a downtown park was suddenly struck with a stick multiple times by another man. 

The man was able to flee from the suspect and contact police. 

Police then found the suspect around the area of Richmond and Pall Mall streets, but they say the man ran away, throwing pylons and running into traffic in an effort to evade officers. 

When the person was stopped by police, he resisted arrest and managed to keep running until police took physical control of him at around 8:45 p.m. 

That's when police say the suspect spat on the arresting officer's face and also spat on a second officer and proceeded to bite them. 

After being handcuffed, the man spat on a third officer multiple times and attempted to bite them while in the cruiser, police say. 

The original victim had minor injuries but did not proceed with charges. Meanwhile, two police officers sustained minor injuries and the other was uninjured. 

Upon investigating, police have charged a 35-year-old man from London with causing a disturbance, mischief under $5000, resisting an arrest and three counts of assaulting a police officer. 

The accused was scheduled to appear in a London court Monday. 

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