28-year-old man charged with assault after spitting on a police officer

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OTTAWA — Frontline Ottawa Police officers arrived to assist with the man who was causing a disturbance around 8:30 a.m. this morning in the 100 block of George St. Police say, the accused was repeatedly asked to leave. The man refused to leave and spat on one of the responding officers and was then arrested.

The Ottawa Police Criminal Investigation Unit has charged Corey Stuart Gmelin, 28, of no fixed address with:
•       Assault Police
•       Causing a Disturbance
•       Breach of Probation

He is scheduled to appear in show cause court today.

The Ottawa Police Service is treating threats to the wellbeing and health of residents and our members seriously. Spitting on another person is considered an assault and charges will be considered accordingly.

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