UPDATE: Man arrested after charging at police

A Fort St. John man was arrested last week after charging at police with a weapon when they attempted to break up a fight.
Police vehicles and an ambulance outside of a store called Winks.
A police presence outside of Winks. (Tre Lopushinsky, Energeticcity.ca)

UPDATE: Information on the dogs involved in the incident has been added to the story.

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — A Fort St. John man was arrested last week after charging at police with a weapon when officers attempted to break up a fight.

On February 24th, at around 1:30 p.m., the Fort St. John RCMP received a report of a man and a woman fighting on the 10600 block of 100th Avenue.

According to police, they were each walking with two dogs and reportedly yelling and wrestling in a parking lot.

Once officers arrived on the scene, Noah Almond yelled at the police, released control of his dogs and charged an officer with a weapon.

Police said they gained control of Almond and arrested him, but the loose dogs managed to bite the officers.

Police arresting a man while a few dogs and another man look on in a Winks parking lot, with lots of police vehicles.
A man being arrested by officers with the dogs back under contorl. (Trevor Bolin)

Almond was arrested for assault, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and obstructing a peace officer.

According to the RCMP, he was held for court but was later released with a future court date of March 20th.

The police said one front-line officer attended the hospital and was released.

According to Constable Chad Neustaeter with the Fort St. John RCMP, the four dogs were relinquished to a bylaw officer due to the cold, pending warmer weather.

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