An intoxicated man was arrested Wednesday for punching an on-duty Stockton firefighter in the face.

At approximately 6 p.m., the suspect approached the firefighter in the 1800 block of East Marsh Street and punched him, according to the Stockton Police Department.

Upon arrival, officers responded located the suspect, 25-year-old Sylvan Mott, as he was attempting to leave the area.

Mott was arrested for public intoxication and battery.