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Alberta RCMP charge man knocked to ground by police vehicle during arrest

Screengrab of video showing RCMP arrest. (Credit: FACEBOOK/ Rebel Tyrink Tatwos)

WETASKIWIN — A central Alberta man who was knocked to the ground by an RCMP vehicle on a highway during his arrest is facing weapons, assault and other charges.

Mounties say the suspect was carrying a gun Friday while walking along Highway 2A just south of Wetaskiwin, Alberta.

RCMP use police vehicle to knock down and arrest armed man south of Edmonton

A video of the arrest shows a man ignoring calls to drop the gun before a police cruiser bumps him twice from behind, causing him to fall.

Police say he was taken into custody and transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

RCMP say that while in hospital, the suspect attempted to escape, was combative towards officers and bit one officer.

WATCH: RCMP arrest a man walking along a highway with a gun near Wetaskiwin.

Abraham Harvey Whitebear, 35, of Maskwacis, Alberta, is charged with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, assault with a weapon, assault of a peace officer and other offences.