Police update: Man detained after Glenelg East incident, South Australia

A Glenelg South man has been detained for seven days following an incident involving a bus at Glenelg East this morning.

Just after 7.30am on Thursday 18 June, police were called to the intersection of Diagonal Road and Brighton Road at Glenelg East after reports a man was running in and out of traffic and causing damage to a car and a bus.

Southern District and Western District patrols arrived on scene and located the man who had been detained by members of the public.

The 37-year-old man from Glenelg South was then detained by police patrols and conveyed to Flinders Medical Centre by ambulance crews for a mental health assessment.

The man is currently undergoing surgery in hospital after he received several cuts to his arms during the incident.

He will remain in hospital under a seven day mental health assessment and once cleared will then be interviewed by police over this morning’s incident, with charges of property damage and assault likely.

Anyone who witnessed the incident hasn’t yet spoken to police is asked to please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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