A 21 year old man from Winkler is accused of assaulting police officers after they tried to arrest him on Saturday in Cypress River.

Police report that at approximately 11:45 am, Treherne RCMP responded to an assault at a residence in Cypress River.

Officers attended and located the victim, an adult female, with minor injuries.

RCMP located the male suspect and advised him he was under arrest. When officers were attempting to handcuff the male, police say he became combative and proceeded to assault them. The suspect also attempted to disarm the officers and after a brief struggle, he was placed into custody.

The officers received minor injuries.

While the suspect was in custody, he threatened the officers and spit at one of the officers.