An 18-year-old Holt man was arrested this morning after a disturbance at a Civic nightclub.
About 3.15am, police were called to Shooters nightclub on East Row after receiving reports of a fight inside the club.
Police attended and were speaking to one of the parties involved outside the club, when the Holt man approached them in an aggressive manner.
The man ignored repeated demands by police to leave the area and continued to threaten police. He was subsequently taken into custody for breach of the peace. The man resisted violently, punching a police officer in the face.
Three additional men became involved, and were also taken into custody. During the disturbance police were required to deploy oleoresin (OC) spray.
All four men were transported to the ACT Watch House. The Holt man has been charged with common assault, obstruct territory official and breach of the peace. He received Watch House bail, and will face court at a later date.
ACT Policing Superintendent Justine Gough said police would not tolerate being the victims of violent behaviour.
“Alcohol-fueled violence is a national issue, and we’re not immune to it here. However, our officers have every right to perform their duties without being the target of violence. It is completely unacceptable,” Superintendent Gough said.