Man accused of assaulting woman attacked police during arrest, Manitoba RCMP allege

Two police officers from Steinbach, Man., were treated at hospital for injuries after being attacked during the arrest of a man accused of assaulting a woman earlier this week, RCMP said in a Friday news release.

Steinbach RCMP received a 911 call around 10:50 p.m. Sunday regarding a vehicle hitting a deer on Provincial Road 302, five kilometres south of La Broquerie, the news release said.

While a female passenger was talking to police, the male driver took the phone from her and advised that everything was fine. When questioned by the 911 operator, the driver became belligerent and hung up, police said.

When officers arrived on scene, a 62-year-old woman got out of the car and told them that there had been no collision, and that she had been assaulted by the male driver.

During his arrest, a 36-year-old man became combative and struck both officers before he was restrained, RCMP said. He was taken to the hospital for injuries sustained during his arrest and was released back into police custody.

The two officers were also treated at hospital for their injuries and were released afterward.

A 36-year-old man from Vita, Man., has been charged with assault, aggravated assault, uttering threats and resisting arrest.

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