Man charged with assaulting Saskatoon police officer

A man allegedly became combative and assaulted an officer while Saskatoon police attempted to arrest him. File / Global News

A man has been charged with assaulting a police officer after an early morning confrontation in College Park.

Saskatoon police were called to a home the 10 block of Summer Place at around 7:30 a.m. CT Wednesday for a report of an intoxicated man.

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He allegedly became combative and assaulted an officer while police attempted to arrest him.

A Taser was unsuccessfully deployed and the man fled on foot.

He was arrested after being tracked by a police dog to the 100 block of Mount Allison Crescent where he was hiding near a parked car.

No injuries were reported.

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The 26-year-old man is facing charges of assaulting a police officer, break and enter, meth possession, and marijuana possession.

The use of the Taser will be reviewed in accordance with Saskatoon Police Service policy.

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