Saanich Police (File photo/Victoria Buzz)

The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC has launched an investigation of a police arrest that took place in Saanich earlier this month.

According to the IIO, on May 20th at around 11 p.m., officers with Saanich Police responded to an altercation involving a man with a weapon on the Lochside Trail.

Attending officers found a man on a wooden bridge on the trail between Saanich Road and Quadra Street.

According to the IIO report, an interaction occurred, and a police service dog with the Integrated Canine Service was used to assist in the arrest.

The man sustained a dog bite injury and was transported to hospital for treatment.

The watchdog is now investigating to determine the details of the arrest leading up to the dog bite.

Anyone with relevant information about the incident is being asked to contact the IIO Witness Line at 1-855-446-8477.