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Red Deer RCMP arrest two at hockey game

November 20, 2017 10:14 AM

Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP arrested a woman and a man at the Red Deer Rebels hockey game Saturday night after the woman assaulted a police officer and the man attempted to intervene in her arrest.

At approximately 9:30 pm on November 18, Red Deer RCMP on duty at the Rebels game were asked by security to remove a woman who security staff believed to be highly intoxicated and who was refusing to leave the building. The hockey game had ended but many attendees were still in the building when two RCMP officers approached the female suspect, who resisted both security and police requests verbally and then struck one of the police officers. When RCMP placed her under arrest she resisted vigorously, striking and kicking both police officers repeatedly. Her male companion attempted to intervene and was also placed under arrest. The incident required several more police officers to attend in order to restrain the suspect, who was eventually arrested without injury. Both police officers sustained minor injuries during her arrest.

A 21 year old woman will face three charges of assault on a police officer, two charges of resisting/ obstructing a peace officer, uttering threats and mischief. A 27 year old man will face two charges of uttering threats and one charge of mischief. Their names cannot be released at this time as those charges have not yet been sworn before the courts. Both are scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer on December 19 at 9:30 am.

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