A man has been charged after a Winnipeg Biz Downtown Watch patrol member was assaulted Wednesday afternoon.

Police said an off-duty police officer called for assistance to the area of Ellice Avenue and Edmonton Street around 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Police learned the 27-year-old Biz Patrol member was dealing with an intoxicated person when he was physically assaulted in the upper body by a male suspect.

Police charged 31-year-old Marc Marcel Zurawell with assaulting a peace officer as well as for possession of marijuana. Police said he has been detained in custody.