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3 Banff Mounties assaulted while trying to arrest man who fled by jumping off balcony

Three officers were assaulted while trying to arrest a man who then fled by jumping off an apartment building balcony, Banff RCMP said in a release Thursday.

Robin Jeremy Tatham, 34, facing 6 charges including disarming and assaulting an officer with a weapon

Three officers were injured after trying to arrest a man at a Banff apartment building (not pictured) last week, police said in a release. (Mike Symington/CBC)

Three officers were assaulted while trying to arrest a man who then fled by jumping off an apartment building balcony, Banff RCMP said in a release Thursday.

The injuries were severe enough that the officers had to be treated at hospital.

Police were called last Friday just before 6 p.m. to an apartment "where a male was believed to be very intoxicated, combative and residents were requesting his removal," according to an RCMP release.

The man assaulted three officers when they attempted to arrest him. He then jumped off the balcony to leave the scene, before being caught a short distance away, police said.

The suspect, a Banff resident, was hospitalized along with the three officers, but all have since been released. One RCMP member remains off duty, while the other two have returned to work.

Robin Jeremy Tatham, 34, is facing six charges including disarming an officer and assaulting an officer with a weapon.

He is scheduled to appear in a Canmore courtroom on June 20.

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