05/07/2015 07:55 EDT | Updated 05/07/2016 05:59 EDT

Man in custody after police officer hit by fleeing truck in southeastern Alberta

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. - A 55-year-old man is in custody after a police officer was hit by a fleeing truck in southeastern Alberta.

Police say they tried to stop a Ford F-350 in Medicine Hat early Thursday.

They say the truck drove off, but later stopped and reversed, hitting a police officer.

The truck then sped off towards Highway 3.

Both Medicine Hat police and Redcliff RCMP pursued the truck toward Seven Persons, where two vehicles were damaged before a spike belt was deployed.

The injured officer was in hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Any witnesses have been asked to contact police.