Maple Ridge Mountie assaulted

An RCMP officer had his nose broken in an altercation with a man on Friday night in Maple Ridge.

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.”