Coach charged after 'tense atmosphere' at Windsor lacrosse game
A 30-year-old man has been charged after a fight at a lacrosse game at the Forest Glade Arena.
Officers were called to the arena at 3205 Forest Glade Drive on Wednesday, shortly before 10 p.m.
Police say large crowds of people were exiting the arena and officers were directed towards the area outside the dressing rooms, where a game between Junior B lacrosse teams, Windsor Clippers and Wallaceburg Red Devils, had been taking place.
Officers attended the outer dressing room area in the arena and noted a large crowd was still gathered near a temporary barricade separating both dressing room outer areas.
Police dispersed the crowd in what was described as a tense atmosphere.
Someone told police that a man had allegedly assaulted another man with a lacrosse stick.
An investigation into this complaint was launched and police spoke to witnesses and reviewed video surveillance.
The 18-year-old male victim was located and confirmed to have minor injuries.
A 30-year-old man was identified and arrested at the arena without incident. He faces one count of assault with a weapon.
CTV News has learned the man charged was a member of the coaching staff with Wallaceburg.
He was released on a promise to appear with a future court date of Aug. 1, 2017.
Windsor police would like to remind the public that competitive sporting matches can often get emotional and intense, but the fair play and competition should take place during the sporting event.
Competitive sport often has a contact element involved with the players, but all citizens are still bound by the law when it comes to their actions.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Windsor Police Service at 519-255-6700 ext. 4000, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.catchcrooks.com