Abbotsford Police have arrested a Surrey man after police say he sucker punched an officer.
Police were called to Interprovincial Highway south of N0. 3 Road after reports of a suspicious person in the area just before 5 p.m.
An officer approached the man to talk and was sucker punched before the suspect ran off.
A second officer caught up to the man and pepper sprayed him.
Constable Ian MacDonald says no one was hurt in the scuffle.
“Certainly anytime you’re dealing with an assault of a police officer, it’s a serious and concerning incident.”
The suspect is in custody and police are recommending charges of breaking and entering, possession of stolen property, and assaulting a police officer.
MacDonald says the 46-year-old has an extensive criminal record.