The Moose Jaw Police Service has a man in custody, after attempting to assault an officer.

On Saturday, the MJPS received multiple calls of an adult man acting erratically and knocking over garbage cans.

Once on the scene, the man ran towards the officer with what was later identified as a collapsible baton.

The officer carefully exited the vehicle and then the individual proceeded to approach the officer with the baton.

After pointing a taser at the male and demanding him to stop moving, the man complied, allowing the officer to apply handcuffs.

Following a further search the officer found him concealing modified brass knuckles with sharp leading edges. Civilian witnesses on scene provided statements to police and were troubled by the violent and erratic actions of the man.

The man was difficult to communicate with, was sweating profusely and admitted to injecting crystal meth, according to police. He was transported to the police station where EMS was called to assess him. He showed signs of impairment by drugs but was otherwise stable and did not require further medical attention. The man has been remanded on the following charges:

  • Causing a Disturbance
  • Possession of Weapons Dangerous to Public
  • Possession of a Prohibited Weapon
  • Concealing a Weapon
  • Assaulting a Police Officer with a Weapon

The man will appear in court on May 23.