A 27-year-old Chifley man has been arrested after violently assaulting police in Fyshwick overnight.
Around 2am this morning (Tuesday, 19 July), police were conducting a patrol of Fyshwick then they saw a damaged white Mazda 626, stopped, in the middle of Gladstone Street. A man has then attended the vehicle and was spoken to by officers.
Information obtained from the owner of the vehicle indicated that the vehicle was possibly stolen, and the man was taken into custody for questioning.
While officers were conducting a search of the man, he violently grabbed one officer in a headlock and punched him numerous times in the face.
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Police were forced to deploy oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray in accordance with AFP guidelines, and the man was arrested for assaulting police.
The officer was conveyed to The Canberra Hospital by ACT Ambulance Service after sustaining a number of facial injuries and a suspected broken hand.
The man was lodged at the ACT Watch House, where police located a quantity of substances, suspected to be methylamphetamine.
He will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning.