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.
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.