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London man charged after police officer stabbed in Old East Village

Police have laid charges against a 34-year-old London man after an officer was stabbed earlier this week in Old East Village.

The officer was stabbed on Tuesday while trying to arrest a man

(Paula Duhatschek/CBC)

Police have laid charges against a 34-year-old London man after an officer was stabbed earlier this week in Old East Village. 

The London man is facing seven charges, including aggravated assault. 

Police say they were called to the area of Dundas and Elizabeth streets after someone reported a trespasser. 

When an officer approached the man, to arrest him, the man pulled out a knife and stabbed the officer. 

The man then tried to run away but the injured officer and several others, including a police dog, located the man, used a Taser on him, and arrested him. 

The officer was treated in hospital and released. 

The man is charged with aggravated assault of a police officer, possessing a weapon, resisting arrest, and trespassing-related charges.