A 27-year-old man from Maple Ridge was arrested for assaulting a police officer Friday.
At about 7: 30 p.m. Sept. 9, the suspect punched the officer in the face, breaking his nose, said local RCMP Supt. Dave Walsh.
Police were told the man was armed with a knife and made threatening comments about hurting people.
A short time later, when a Mountie approached the man on 240th Street near McLure Avenue, the suspect began punching the officer, Walsh said. This continued for a few minutes before other police came and the suspect surrendered.
Although police would not confirm his identity, according to court records Ryan Watson was in court Tuesday facing six charges including assaulting a police officer, two counts of uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm, two counts of assault, and possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose.
He was remanded in custody until his bail hearing on Thursday, Sept. 15.
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