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Man charged with assault after coughing on OPP officer
MIDDLESEX COUNTY, ONT. -- A Wingham man has been charged with assaulting a peace officer after allegedly coughing on the officer during his arrest.
Huron County OPP had been called to a home in WIngham on Thursday evening for a mental health incident.
Investigators say the man had thrown an object at his partner but missed, damaging a window.
As the man was being arrested, police say he became assaultive and actively resisted arrest, purposely coughing on the arresting officer in an attempt to harm him.
As a result, the man has been charged with domestic assault, domestic mischief and assaulting a peace officer.
He was released from custody pending a court appearance this summer.