Police officer breaks ankle during struggle with youth

CORNWALL – A Cornwall police officer is recovering from a broken ankle he suffered during a struggle with a teenager.

Police were called yesterday (June 1) to the school after a vice principal was threatened.

Officers later found the 16-year-old suspect at his home and he was arrested after a brief struggle.

During that tussle, the officer broke his ankle.

Const. Dan Cloutier said the officer is “doing fine” but his identity won’t be released, as per their policy, because he’s considered a victim in this case.

The 16-year-old – whose identity is protected because he’s a minor – is charged with three counts of threats, assaulting police causing bodily harm, resisting arrest, assault with intent to resist arrest and breach of probation.

He was also charged with breaching a court order for having a knife.