Man facing a dozen charges after striking two Toronto cops with glass bottle in attempt to evade arrest
A logo at the Toronto Police Services headquarters, in Toronto, on Friday, August 9, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov
TORONTO -- Police say that two officers were treated in hospital earlier this week after a suspect struck them with a glass bottle while attempting to evade arrest.
The incident happened in the Lawrence Avenue East and Scarborough Golf Club Road area at around 11:45 p.m. on Tuesday.
Police say that the struggle ensued when members of the Gun and Gang Task Force observed the suspect entering a building and attempted to arrest him.
They say that the suspect hit both officers with a glass bottle before eventually being taken into custody.
He was found to be in possession of a loaded semi-automatic gun and a quantity of drugs at the time of his arrest, police say.
The officers were both treated for non-life threatening injuries following the incident.
Kadah Dematas, 22, of Toronto, is charged with 12 offences, including two counts of assaulting a peace officer with a weapon and two counts of assaulting a peace officer causing bodily harm.