Man grabs and fires Cornwall police officer’s taser during struggle

CORNWALL – A Cornwall man is facing an uncommon charge of “disarming a police officer” after a struggle at a city intersection.

Police say an officer tried to arrest a wanted man Thursday (Dec. 27) at the corner of Adolphus Street and Water Street.

But the suspect put up a fight and managed to grab the officer’s taser and fired it. The policeman wasn’t struck by the taser barbs, Const. Dan Cloutier told Cornwall Newswatch.

Several police cruisers did respond to the call for the officer who was in a risky situation, Cloutier explained.

The officer’s wounds – he was also bitten several times – are said to be minor.

Michael McEwan, 44, is charged with disarming a police officer, assault with a weapon, possession of a dangerous weapon, mischief and breach of probation.

McEwan was held for a bail hearing.