A 60-year-old city man faces charges of assaulting a police officer and disturbing the peace after an incident Wednesday afternoon, say Charlottetown police.

Officers responded to a complaint at 4:18 p.m. about a disturbance at a location on St. Peter's Road.

Police said they were trying to arrest the man for causing a disturbance when he struck the arresting officer.

The accused spent the night at the P.E.I. Provincial Correctional Centre.

He's expected to appear in provincial court at a later date.