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Man tased after assaulting wife, children

An Oshawa man was tased by police officers after assaulting his wife and young children before trying to fight a cop.

At approximately 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 18, Durham police were called to a residence near Thornton Road South after receiving a call that a female victim and her two young children had been assaulted by the victim’s husband.

The man was inside the house when police arrived, but fled to a field where he then challenged the first officer to arrive. Police say when the male approached the officer with his fists clenched and threatening to harm him, the officer deployed his compact electric weapon – better known as a Taser – at the man.

While being taken to the cruiser in handcuffs, police say the male kicked at another officer.

A subsequent investigation has found that in a prior incident, the man had thrown a wooden baby’s gate at the female victim, hitting her legs. In another incident, he is alleged to have confined the female victim to a bedroom during an argument.

A 29-year-old Oshawa male has been charged with four counts of assault, one count of assault with a weapon, two counts of assault to resist arrest and one count of forcible confinement.

Anyone with more information on this investigation is asked to call Const. Green at 1-888-579-1520, ext. 1836.