Northern Territory Police have arrested three males following disturbances in Numbulwar over the weekend.
Police responded to a disturbance where a number of people were armed with weapons during the evening of Saturday 8 February. During the disturbance, a 23-year-old man threatened to shoot police with a bow and arrow, and an unknown man threw a spear at a police car.
A 17-year-old male suffered non-life-threatening injuries to his chest after being stabbed. Police are working to identify the offender.
At 11:30am on Sunday 9 February, police responded to a disturbance and arrested two men, aged 23 and 30, in relation to the previous disturbances. The 23-year-old, who was armed with the bow and arrow, was charged with going armed in public and engaging in violent conduct. He was remanded in custody to appear in Darwin Local Court today. The 30-year-old was charged with going armed in public and engaging in violent conduct. He was bailed to appear at Numbulwar Local Court on 19 February 2020.
At 5:10pm the same day, police attended another disturbance and located a 22-year-old man who was armed with a crossbow. He was arrested for going armed in public and engaging in violent conduct. The crossbow was seized and the man will appear in Darwin Local Court today.
Police are working with community members to identify and apprehend outstanding offenders. Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 131444 or make an anonymous report via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.