Man arrested after attacking police officers in post office

An Eckville man was charged after attacking two police officers in their attempts to arrest him in the Eckville Post Office last Thursday.

An Eckville man was charged after attacking two police officers in their attempts to arrest him in the Eckville Post Office last Thursday.

Sylvan Lake RCMP were called to the scene at around 1:05 p.m., when the man was said to be causing a disturbance inside the post office and refusing to leave.

Two RCMP officers attempted to arrest him, and were attacked when the man resisted. He managed to get behind one of the officers and started to choke the officer, and punched the other officer in the head.

Police say the man’s assault on the officers continued as he tried to disarm them both.

With the help of other officers, police were eventually able to arrest the man without any further incident. The man was taken to the Red Deer Regional Hospital to be assessed, and was later charged.

Leon Williams, 50, of Eckville, was charged with obstruction, resisting arrest, choking to overcome resistance, two counts of disarming a peace officer, two counts of assaulting a peace officer, mischief under $5,000 and causing disturbance.

He was released from custody with a court appearance set for March 27 in Red Deer, and is currently under strict conditions.