Arrest – Aggravated assault – Tennant Creek

Northern Territory Police have arrested a man in relation to an aggravated assault that occurred in Tennant Creek earlier today.

Around 1pm, police received reports of a disturbance outside a property on Limonite Street. A 25-year-old male had entered the front yard of a residence allegedly armed with an edged weapon, and made threatening remarks. A 17-year-old male resident confronted the alleged offender, an altercation occurred, and the 17-year-old suffered injuries to his head.

The victim was conveyed to Tennant Creek Hospital for medical assessment.

The offender fled the scene but was located and arrested a short time later.

He remains in custody with charges expected later this evening.

Police are urging anyone who witnesses a crime or anti-social behaviour to make contact on 131 444. Anonymous reports can be made through Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or through In an emergency, dial 000.

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