Nova Scotia

RCMP officer attacked while making arrest

During the struggle, the officer and suspect rolled onto the highway where they were almost hit by several passing vehicles.

A Cape Breton man has been charged with assaulting an RCMP officer.

Police say the officer was attacked Monday when he tried to arrest a man for breaching court-imposed conditions along Highway 4 near River Tillard. During the struggle, the officer and suspect rolled onto the highway where they were almost hit by several passing vehicles.

The suspect managed to escape into nearby woods, but was arrested later when he was tracked down by an RCMP dog.

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