Two London Lightning players have been charged with assaulting a police officer following an incident over the weekend at a downtown restaurant.
Police say they were called to the scene at Joe Kool’s Restaurant on Richmond Street around 1:45 a.m. Saturday for a report of a male refusing to leave the establishment.
Details remain unclear, but police say two males were arrested and taken into custody after a female police officer at the scene was allegedly assaulted and suffered a minor injury.
Police say Taylor Black, 24, and Marcus Capers, 26, both of London, each face one count of assaulting a peace officer. Black faces an additional charge of resisting arrest, police said.
Black is a forward with the London Lightning, while Capers is a guard. Both are among the 13 players on the team’s 2016-17 training camp roster.
It’s unclear whether the incident was connected to the initial police call.
In a statement released late Thursday afternoon, the London Lightning organization stated they did “not have a comment regarding Mr. Black and Mr. Capers at this time.”
“The London Lightning has commenced an investigation and respects the personal lives of Mr. Black and Mr. Capers and both are being represented by lawyers at this time,” said the statement.