A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after attempting to push a police officer from a third floor balcony.
Police were called to an address in Stanley Road, Carshalton, at 20:46hrs on Sunday, 13 January, following reports of a man attacking other family members.
Two female officers attended and encountered a 22-year-old man [A] on the stairwell of the address.
The man had injuries to his hand after the officers witnessed him punching through a window.
The two officers attempted to detain him and one officers was repeatedly kicked.
The other officer was put in a strangle hold and the suspect then tried to push her off the balcony.
The offices managed to activate their emergency radio alarm and other officers attended.
The man was subsequently arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
Both of the officers were taken to hospital as a precaution, they have not been admitted.
The arrested man was also taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries and is now in custody at a south London police station.
Another 52-year-old man [B] was arrested for obstructing police.
He has also been taken into custody at a south London police station.
Superintendent Steven Wright of the South Area Command Unit said:
“Both officers were responding to a call for help and were then assaulted, with one officer put in immediate risk of being critically injured.
“I am thankful that the two officers have not been seriously hurt, but this incident shows the courage of my officers and the dangers they can face.”
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