A Halifax man is due in court today in connection with an assault on the weekend.

Police responded to the Toothy Moose Bar on Argyle Street overnight Saturday.

They say a 28-year-old man was badly cut after being hit with a broken beer bottle several times in the face.

The victim was treated in hospital.

Police say the suspect fled the area but was followed by a witness who directed officers to his location.

Police arrested 22-year-old Jeffrey Bryan Macdonald a short time later.

Macdonald will face charges of assault and assault with a weapon today in Halifax provincial court.