Labrador RCMP have taken a 25-year-old man into custody following an assault to an officer in Natuashish.

The officer was on patrol in the community on Thursday night and was assaulted after he responded to a disturbance. 

Police said the officer came upon a fight between two men. One of the men, the accused, ran off.  

The officer pursued the suspect on foot. While the officer was trying to arrest the man, he jumped on a snow machine and drove in the direction of the officer, knocking him over. The man then sped away.

The officer was treated and released at the local clinic for non-life threatening injuries.

After an active search in the community, police apprehended the suspect shortly before noon on Friday.

He is scheduled to appear in court in the afternoon. 

The accused is charged with assault with a weapon, dangerous driving, driving while prohibited, and breach of an undertaking.