A fight in Brandon escalated badly last night with the introduction of a 4 x 4 board.
Police responded to a report of an assault in progress in the area of 7th Street and McTavish Avenue.
A verbal fight had turned physical, and when police arrived they saw a man and a woman beating a third person with their fists.
Police say the woman left briefly to retrieve a 4×4 piece of lumber, which she then handed to her accomplice to use against the victim.
Officers chased the male suspect on foot, where he swung a fist at one of the officers trying to arrest him. They were eventually able to handcuff him. The officer wasn’t injured during the arrest.
The 31-year-old man remains in custody and will appear in court today. The 25-year-old woman was released to appear in court on September 3.
The victim suffered injuries to his head. He was treated at hospital and released.