RCMP have arrested a western Manitoba man who faces charges including uttering threats and resisting arrest.

The Mounties say they acted on a tip from Interpol, the international policing agency.

Police say they were told a man from Russell had made threats on social media against government officials, medical professionals and law enforcement personnel.

Officers say when they tried to arrest a suspect at a home, he became combative and his dog bit one of the officers.

Michael Jae Man, who is 42, was remanded into custody.

Police say the accused faces charges of uttering threats, resisting arrest and four counts of assaulting a police officer.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 16, 2023