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Cop assaulted while arresting man at assisted living facility

A 53-year-old man is facing charges after a St. Thomas police officer was assaulted while trying to make an arrest at an assisted living facility.

Police were called to the Wellington Street facility about a disturbance involving a man who appeared to be intoxicated around 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

An officer was kicked while trying to arrest the man.

A 53-year-old St. Thomas man is now charged with one count of assaulting a police officer.

The officer was not seriously hurt in the incident.