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N.B. man charged after allegedly assaulting police officer, smashing vehicle with crowbar

An RCMP vehicle is pictured in an undated image. (File photo) An RCMP vehicle is pictured in an undated image. (File photo)

A man from Moncton, N.B., has been charged after he allegedly assaulted a police officer and smashed a police vehicle with a crowbar.

Codiac Regional RCMP officers were driving on Main Street in Moncton just before 6 a.m. on Sept. 24 conducting patrols when they saw a “suspicious” man in front of the police station.

Police say an officer approached the man before he charged at them while brandishing a crowbar.

They say the man then smashed the police vehicle with the crowbar.

Police say several officers tried de-escalate the situation and the man was arrested.

One officer sustained minor injuries.

Paul Fairweather, 40, appeared in Moncton provincial court later that day and was charged with assaulting a police officer with a weapon and mischief to property under $5,000.

He was remanded into custody and is scheduled to return to court on Oct. 11 for a bail hearing.

Police say their investigation is ongoing.

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