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Canada Alberta RCMP charge man knocked to ground by police vehicle during arrest

03:16  15 september  2021
03:16  15 september  2021 Source:   msn.com

RCMP police vehicle used to knock down and arrest man in Alberta

  RCMP police vehicle used to knock down and arrest man in Alberta RCMP in Alberta used one of their vehicles to knock down a man who they believed to be carrying a firearm on a highway south of Edmonton on Friday before arresting him. WARNING: This story contains a hyperlink to a video that contains graphic content. RCMP in Alberta used one of their vehicles to knock down a man who they believed to be carrying a firearm on a highway south of Edmonton o Two people, one who saw the man before he was hit and one who saw the man after, told Global News he is a local Indigenous man. The incident started to unfold at about 11:45 a.m.

WETASKIWIN, Alta. — A central Alberta man who was knocked to the ground by an RCMP vehicle on a highway during his arrest faces weapons, assault and other charges.

  Alberta RCMP charge man knocked to ground by police vehicle during arrest © Provided by The Canadian Press

Mounties say the suspect was carrying a gun Friday while walking along Highway 2A just south of Wetaskiwin, Alta.

A video of the arrest shows a man ignoring calls to drop the gun before a police cruiser bumps him twice from behind, causing him to fall.

Police say he was taken into custody and transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

RCMP say that while in hospital, the suspect attempted to escape, was combative towards officers and bit one officer.

Abraham Harvey Whitebear, who is 35, of Maskwacis, Alta., is charged with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, assault with a weapon, assault of a peace officer and other offences.

Police say he remains in hospital due to concerns for his well-being.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 14, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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