Peterborough man charged with forcible confinement after incident involving paramedics: police

A Peterborough man has been charged with forcible confinement following an incident involving paramedics who police say responded to a call for assistance early Sunday morning.

The Peterborough Police Service says officers were called to an apartment to assist Peterborough paramedics around 12:30 a.m. Police were told that when paramedics attended the residence to assist a man inside an apartment, the suspect allegedly became aggressive and threatened them.


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Police say the accused twice prevented the paramedics from leaving the apartment, including allegedly blocking an exit.

The paramedics were eventually able to leave the apartment and call police.


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Police allege the accused also assaulted an officer when police attempted to place him under arrest.

John Ralph Dudley, 43, of Croftdale Crescent in Peterborough, is charged with forcible confinement and assaulting a peace officer.

He was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court in Peterborough on Feb. 4.

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