Police Make Arrest – Assault Police At Casuarina

Northern Territory Police have arrested a female in relation to an assault police incident at Casuarina yesterday afternoon.

At around 2:15pm, Casuarina general duties were called to the Casuarina bus exchange to assist Transit Security Officers with the apprehension of an 18-year-old female that had allegedly assaulted them.

As the offender was being escorted to the rear of the police vehicle, she resisted and spat at a male police officer before producing an edged weapon.

The offender then began to threaten police with the weapon.

A female police officer was able to provide gentle negotiations to the offender, before the 18-year-old cooperated and handed the weapon over to police and was subsequently arrested.

Upon arrival to Palmerston Watch House, the female spat at a Police Auxiliary.

She has been charged with:

  • Assault worker
  • Possess controlled weapon
  • Going armed in public
  • Resist police in execution of duty
  • Disorderly behaviour in a public place
  • Assault police x 3

Senior Sergeant Kaye Pemberton said, “The repeat assault on police and Transit Security Officers is completely unacceptable. Everyday our officers put themselves on the frontline to help those who need it most, to have them be assaulted is a criminal act, which will see offenders put before the court.

“In regard to our female officer, she demonstrated remarkable skill and empathy in her handling of a tense situation.

“Through her calm demeanour and negotiation tactics, she was able to gently persuade the young woman to cooperate with police, ensuring the safety of all involved.”

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