A Medicine Hat Police officer suffered a minor injury during a recent arrest.

It happened around 4:00 am Monday morning while the officer was doing a property check on Bridge Street SE.

A suspicious woman was spotted trespassing in the area.

During the arrest, the woman pulled a box cutting knife and struck the officer in the face.

The officer did not require medical attention and the woman was charged with assaulting a police officer and possessing a dangerous weapon.

Her name is not being released.