Hostel guest accused of assaulting police officers

A 24-year-old man has been charged with assaulting a Nelson police officer as well as a reserve constable Saturday morning.

A 24-year-old man has been charged with assaulting a Nelson police officer as well as a reserve constable Saturday morning.

Police say they received a call shortly before 8:30 a.m. from a local hostel to report a man was refusing to leave their building.

When an officer arrived, he was confronted by the “agitated” suspected, who “appeared to be under the influence of a drug.”

Police say the man wouldn’t leave when asked and became confrontational. When he was finally placed under arrest for trespassing, the partially clothed man allegedly resisted and assaulted the officer.

A reserve constable, who came to help, was also assaulted. Both officers were treated at Kootenay Lake Hospital for minor injuries and released.

Riley Devin McNally, who recently moved to Nelson, is charged with assault, resisting arrest, causing a disturbance, mischief under $5,000, and two weapons-related offences.

He’s been remanded in custody until a court appearance on Tuesday.

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