Saskatchewan

Moose Jaw man assaults officer after refusing to wear mask at grocery store: police

A 59-year-old man is facing multiple charges after he refused to wear a mask, resulting in a violent incident in Moose Jaw say police. 

Police say they were called to the store after the man refused to leave

Moose Jaw police say a 59-year-old man assaulted a police officer after refusing to leave a grocery store. (Moose Jaw Police Service)

A 59-year-old man is facing multiple charges after he refused to wear a mask, resulting in a violent incident in Moose Jaw, police say. 

On Friday just before 12 p.m. CST, Moose Jaw officers responded to a local grocery store after a report of a man not complying with a public health order, police said. 

Police said the man was asked to leave the store because he was refusing to wear a mask. 

When he was approached by officers an altercation ensued, police said. The man was restrained and arrested.

The 59-year-old has been charged with assaulting a police officer, obstruction and causing a disturbance. 

He was also ticketed under the public health order.

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