A Police Officer Was Allegedly Punched In The Face At A Blue Jays Game Last Week (VIDEO)

The incident allegedly took place in the 500-level.

Recent Blue Jays home game stadium. Right: Toronto police car.
Editorial Assistant

Recent Blue Jays home game stadium. Right: Toronto police car.

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A Toronto police officer was allegedly punched during the Blue Jays' home opener on Friday.

In a press release, TPS said that on April 8 at 10:20 p.m, officers responded to an assault call at the Rogers Centre.

Police said that a physical altercation had happened between a man, a woman, and several other fans during the Blue Jays' game against the Texas Rangers.

When officers got to the scene, which was said to be at the 500 seat level of the stadium, they tried to de-escalate the situation and separate the groups of people, according to the release.

Police said that the man and woman were told to leave the stadium due to disorderly behaviour.

The woman then allegedly turned and "punched the officer in the face."

A video appearing to show the altercation has been circulating on social media.

The video appears to show two people being escorted down the stairs in the 500-level of the arena when one of them stumbles after seemingly getting pushed.

The person turns and appears to punch an officer in the face. Police and security can then be seen pinning the person, who is then escorted away.

"You know what the weirdest part is, is he pushed her! It was him that pushed her," an onlooker can be heard saying in the clip.

At this time, no injuries have been reported. Police said that a 27-year-old woman from Toronto was arrested and charged with being intoxicated in a public place and assaulting a police officer.

Before the Jays made their first pitch of the 2022 regular season last Friday at 7:07 p.m, police had issued a "number of road restrictions and closures" that they said will be in effect for home games.

Narcity reached out for more details about the video but didn't hear back before this article was published.

Sophie Chong
Editorial Assistant
Sophie Chong was an editorial assistant for Narcity Media and is based in Toronto, Ontario.