Just after 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday the RCMP received a report of an attempted break and enter to a residence in the 600-block of Ahbau Street in Prince George. The suspect fled the scene before police were called.
Officers attended the area. One officer was directed towards a suspect by a witness near the Spruceland Mall. The officer confronted the suspect and attempted to arrest him. The suspect assaulted the officer with a crutch and fled across Highway 97 on foot.
Several minutes later, the suspect was located in the bathroom of a restaurant on Central Street near Fifth Avenue. The same officer attempted to arrest the suspect, and was again assaulted. Other officers assisted and the suspect was taken into custody.
A 21-year-old Prince George man was held in custody overnight and will appear in court later today, pending charge approval.