Northern Territory Police are investigating a disturbance in which six businesses were damaged in Alice Springs overnight.
Members responded to a disturbance where it is alleged a man was assaulted on Todd Street around 2am.
On arrival a group of people became aggressive towards police before throwing rocks at the members and damaging a police vehicle.
More police resources attended to prevent further damage, however a number of businesses were identified with broken windows, and a parked vehicle had its windows smashed. Police are gathering CCTV footage to assist in identifying those involved in the incident.
The man assaulted in the initial incident received minor injuries to his face, but did not seek medical treatment.
Investigations continue and police urge anyone with information which may assist in identifying those involved, to contact 131 444 or report it anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 and reference PROMIS number 9133989.