A Halifax police officer suffered a broken arm Wednesday during an altercation over a parking ticket. 

Police say the 37-year-old officer was patrolling Quinpool Road at 10:42 a.m. when he began writing a parking ticket. The vehicle's owner came outside and, according to police, began yelling at the officer. 

"The officer radioed for back up and a number of officers attended the scene to provide assistance," police said in release. 

"The man refused to cooperate and was subsequently advised that he would be arrested for causing a disturbance."

Police tried to handcuff the man and in the struggling, the officer's forearm was broken.

The man, also 37, faces charges of resisting arrest and causing a disturbance. He also got the traffic ticket for parking in a bus stop.