Police in ‘serious custody incident’

Police are investigating an incident in which a 23-year-old man was hospitalised with a head injury in Alice Springs overnight.


At about 8:20pm police responded to a report of an armed person at a business on Larapinta Drive, Araluen.


In the process of attempting to apprehend the man there was a collision with the man and one of the police vehicles.


Police administered first aid until St Johns Ambulance arrived and transported the man to hospital.


This is being treated as a serious custody incident and the investigation will have oversight by the Professional Standards Command.


The circumstances surrounding the incident are being investigated, and no further information is available at this time.






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