Police in Fredericton say a man “considered a threat to public safety” has been arrested in Nackawic, N.B.

A warrant had been issued for the arrest of 38-year-old Rene Michael Gerard, who was wanted for assault and forcible confinement in connection with an alleged incident that occurred in Fredericton on Feb. 11.

Police said Tuesday morning that they believed Gerard was in the Fredericton or Nackawic area and that he shouldn’t be approached if spotted.

An arrest team was deployed to the Nackawic area Tuesday to conduct surveillance in a residential area where Gerard was believed to have been hiding.

Police say Gerard tried to flee a home, but the officers managed to arrest him following a brief foot chase.

Gerard is due in court to face charges of forcible confinement, sexual assault, assault uttering threats, breach of probation and breach of an undertaking in connection with the alleged incident in Fredericton last week.