Surrey Mountie assaulted in Newton arrest

Surrey police officer assaulted while arresting attempted robbery suspect in Newton

Surrey police officer assaulted while arresting attempted robbery suspect in Newton

SURREY — A Surrey Mountie was assaulted late Wednesday night while arresting a suspect in an attempted robbery, police say.

“He was assaulted by one of the suspects,” said Sergeant Alanna Dunlop. Details of the attack were unavailable but Dunlop said it doesn’t appear that a weapon was used.

It happened at the Newton bus loop, in the 13700-block of 72nd Avenue, at about 11 p.m.

Dunlop said the officer was arresting a man when a second attempted robbery suspect, also a man, assaulted the officer. Both men ran away but one was caught with help from bystanders and the other was arrested after being tracked down by a police dog and Air 1 police helicopter.

Dunlop said the pair remain in custody and charge recommendations are pending.

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