An arrest downtown Halifax early this morning resulted in an officer being injured while arresting a man for assault.
At 3:45 a.m., officers on patrol observed a man punch another man in the face at the corner of Prince and Argyle Streets. When officers ordered the suspect to stop assaulting the 20-year-old male victim, he fled on foot and a foot pursuit ensued. Officers quickly apprehended him at the corner of Grafton and Carmichael Streets where he actively resisted officer’s attempts to arrest him. During the struggle, a 36-year-old officer sustained non-life threatening injuries to one of his legs and was transported to hospital by EHS for treatment. He has since been released from hospital and is recovering at home. The victim of the original assault was not injured.
Thirty-three-year-old Daniel James Mason of Halifax was held in custody overnight. He will appear in Halifax Provincial Court today to face charges of assault and resisting arrest.