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Portage la Prairie man charged with assaulting RCMP officer during arrest

A 37-year-old Portage la Prairie man was facing a court date Thursday after a March 30 incident that left an RCMP officer with minor injuries.

Police said they were called to a home on Duke Avenue in Portage that evening, where they found the suspect. Police say he was violating court-imposed conditions.

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The suspect fled the scene, and after a short foot chase, officers caught up with him. According to police, he resisted arrest and was combative and unco-operative. During the arrest, they said, one officer was assaulted.

The man was taken into custody and charged with three counts of resisting arrest, assaulting a police officer, two counts of failing to comply with an undertaking, and breaking and entering.

RCMP continue to investigate.

Click to play video: Winnipeg police talk about the safety of officers after an off-duty officer was assaulted

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