An NT police officer was allegedly bitten on the face by a 39-year-old man in Alice Springs on Monday while responding to a domestic violence report.
Police Superintendent Brett Prowse said the officer was conveyed to Alice Springs Hospital for treatment on the facial injuries he sustained from the savage attack.
The officer did not require hospital admission and has returned to his shift after seeking treatment, Supt Prowse said.
He did not provide details over how the police officers came to respond to the incident in Alice Springs and what may have triggered the man’s attack on the officer.
The man has been charged for assaulting a police officer and breaching a domestic violence order.
He remains in custody and is scheduled to appear at the Alice Springs Court today.
“This type of behaviour never was and never will be acceptable,” Supt Prowse said. “It is a violent and disgusting act that reflects poorly on the individual.
“In a true reflection of the high calibre of police I am surrounded by, once the officer received medical treatment, he returned to his shift and continued to focus on keeping Territorians safe.”