Police have charged a 24-year-old man for allegedly assaulting a police officer in Alice Springs overnight.
The male officer was responding to a report of a single vehicle crash in the vicinity of the Shell truck stop around 6pm when he was confronted by the man who is believed to have been an occupant of the vehicle, Northern Territory Police say.
Police will allege the man then assaulted the officer with a weapon.
The man was restrained and taken into custody.
The officer sustained minor injuries and drove himself to Alice Springs Hospital for treatment.
The man has been charged with:
- Recklessly Endanger Life
- Assault a member of the Police Force
- Resist Police in Execution of Duty
- Armed with an offensive weapon
- Driver not licensed
- Drive unregistered motor vehicle
- Drive uninsured motor vehicle
The man has been refused Police bail.
Acting Assistant Commissioner David Proctor said this reflects the risky environment Police Officers face every day.
“Any assault on a Police Officer doing their job is disappointing, particularly attacks of this nature.
“However, the incident also highlights the skill, training and professionalism of our officer in peacefully resolving a violence situation,” he said.