A Prince George Mountie has a broken hand after attempting to arrest a break-and-enter suspect yesterday (April 29).
Cpl. Craig Douglass says police were alerted just after 5:30 p.m. of an attempted break-and-enter to a home on Abhau Street.
The suspect fled the area before RCMP were called.
A witness at the Spruceland Mall directed police to a suspect once they arrived and an officer confronted him.
While trying to arrest him, the 21-year-old suspect hit the officer with a crutch and took off across Highway 97 on foot.
The suspect was found several minutes later in the bathroom of a restaurant on Central Street near Fifth Ave.
The same officer tried to arrest the suspect again, but was assaulted a second time.
Other officers came into assist and this time, the suspect was taken into custody.
He will appear later in court today (April 30), pending charges being approved.