Four police officers taken to hospital after altercation near Eglinton and Oakwood


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Published Saturday, August 29, 2020 10:54PM EDT


Last Updated Sunday, August 30, 2020 12:13AM EDT

Four Toronto police officers were taken to hospital following an altercation near Eglinton and Oakwood Saturday night.

It happened near Oakwood Avenue and Eglinton Avenue West shortly before 8 p.m.

Police said a man jumped on top of a car and officers intervened. Another man, police said, became involved and fought with the officers.

One of the men was Tasered during the incident, police said.

Two people were arrested at the scene in relation to the incident. Police said charges are expected to be laid.

A female officer was injured after she was punched in the head, police said. A total of seven police officers were hurt, including four who were treated in a hospital. All are expected to be released tonight.

There was a demonstration happening in the area at the time of the incident. The rally was in support of Black-owned businesses affected by the construction of the Crosstown LRT.



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