Police have arrested a man after he attacked a police officer in central Melbourne.
Key points:A man was arrested after being confronted in Melbourne on WednesdayPolice say he threatened officersHe was arrested for allegedly assaulting two officersThe man allegedly punched a security guard and police in the faceThe man was taken to hospital and treated for facial injuries, including cuts and bruises.
Police were called to the area of Victoria Road and Mott Street at around 6:45pm (AEDT) for reports of a man in a white shirt and shorts who was assaulting a police vehicle.
“He was approached by two officers who were responding to a disturbance and the man then allegedly punched one of the officers in the left eye, then punched a guard in the right eye,” a police statement said.
“The man then punched one officer in the side of the head, knocking him to the ground and punched the other officer in his left eye.”
Police said they attempted to stop the man, but he fled the scene.
He was eventually arrested for assaulting two police officers, and was later taken to a hospital for treatment.
Police said the man was charged with assaulting two of the two officers.
The ABC has been told the man is being treated at a Melbourne hospital for facial wounds.
The man has been released pending further enquiries.