Maple Ridge Mountie assaulted
An RCMP officer had his nose broken in an altercation with a man on Friday night in Maple Ridge.
Police were called about the man around 7:30 p.m. because he claimed he wanted to injure people and had armed himself with a knife.
Shortly after receiving the call, a uniformed Mountie found the 27-year-old on 240th Street near McLure Avenue.
Supt. Dave Walsh said as the officer approached, the suspect began punching him.
The assault continued for a few minutes until other police officers arrived and got the man to surrender.
He was arrested and held for a court appearance on Monday.
"I’m happy to report that neither our officer nor the suspect were seriously injured in this physical encounter, although our member did suffer a broken nose," added Walsh.
"The details of this case are now being put before the courts, so I will not comment on those any further at this time. Information I have is the suspect has received some mixed martial arts training in the past.”