The man had punched and kicked a 57-year-old woman after she’d watched him steal merchandise from a store at the station Saturday afternoon, police allege.
Witnesses pointed officers to Bold Street and MacNab Street South, where they found the suspect, who’d led police on a “lengthy foot chase.”
He resisted arrest and assaulted officers, police said. One officer wound up with a broken hand.
“Officers were eventually able to safely deploy the CEW (Conducted Energy Weapon) to stop the man from assaulting them and make the arrest,” police said in a press release Monday.
Officers seized a small amount of marijuana from the man.
The woman at the GO station sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the assault, police said.
Tristan Hubert Cocks, 27, of Hamilton, is charged with assault, assault while resisting arrest, possession of marijuana and failing to comply with probation.
Source: The Hamilton Spectator