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Man arrested after punching Canton police officer

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A man has been arrested after he punched a Canton police officer following a traffic stop.

According to Sgt. Terence Ware with the Canton Police Department, an officer pulled a man over in his car in front of 316 Holmes Avenue in Canton Tuesday afternoon. 

The man got into a physical fight with the officer and punched him. 

The officer tased the man and according to callers, it sounded like gunfire. 

Canton police arrested the man and charged him with assaulting a police officer. He is being booked into Madison County Jail. 

His name has not been released. 

We will update this story as information develops.

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