Northern Territory Police have arrested three males following disturbances in Numbulwar over the weekend.
Police responded to a disturbance where a number of people were armed with weapons Saturday night.
During the disturbance, a 23-year-old man threatened to shoot police with a bow and arrow, and an unknown man threw a spear at a police car.
A 17-year-old male suffered non-life-threatening injuries to his chest after being stabbed.
Police are working to identify the offender.
On Sunday at 11.30am, police responded to a disturbance and arrested two men, aged 23 and 30, in relation to the previous disturbances.
The 23-year-old, who was armed with the bow and arrow, was charged with going armed in public and engaging in violent conduct.
He was remanded in custody to appear in Darwin Local Court today.
The 30-year-old was charged with going armed in public and engaging in violent conduct. He was bailed to appear at Numbulwar Local Court on February 19.
At 5.10pm the same day, police attended another disturbance and located a 22-year-old man who was armed with a crossbow.
He was arrested for going armed in public and engaging in violent conduct. The crossbow was seized and the man will appear in Darwin Local Court today.
Police are working with community members to identify and apprehend outstanding offenders. Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 131444 or make an anonymous report via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
As was reported yesterday, also on the weekend two NT police officers were allegedly assaulted in separate incidents.
A policewoman was repeatedly punched in the face while a young man was being being placed under arrest, police have alleged.
Police say they were approached by members of the public reporting a domestic incident at Wurrumiyanga on Bathurst Island at 6.30pm on Sunday.
As a 19-year-old man was being placed under arrest, the female police officer was allegedly punched in the face multiple times.
The man fled the scene and was handed into police by a community member two hours later, police said.
Separately, police responded to a report of a woman walking through traffic on the Stuart Highway in Parap at 7pm on Friday.
The woman appeared intoxicated, police allege, and was taken into protective custody.
"During this process, the woman spat in the face of a police officer," police allege.
The woman was charged with assault a member of the police force and will appear in Darwin Local Court today.
Assistant Commissioner Narelle Beer said, "This is inexcusable and shocking behaviour.
"Our members go to work every day to keep the community safe and it is unacceptable that they are assaulted, spat on or abused when doing their job.
In a statement yesterday, the Northern Territory Police Association ramped up calls for mandatory custodial sentences for offenders found guilty of attacking police.
NTPA president Paul McCue said the attack on a female officer who was allegedly punched in the face multiple times by a 19-year-old man in the community of Wurrumiyanga, and an alleged spitting incident at Parap demonstrates the need for an urgent re-think on current legislation.
"Police and other emergency service workers put their lives on the line every day to protect the community. It's absolutely disgraceful they are being attacked while just doing their job. There's simply no excuse.
"Mandatory custodial sentences are a necessary deterrent and would bring the Northern Territory's laws in line with community expectations.
"We acknowledge our members attend some incredibly dangerous and volatile situations, but they should not do so, expecting to be seriously harmed on a regular basis.
"It's time to join states such as Victoria and Western Australia, where offenders found guilty of assaulting police face mandatory imprisonment. We want to see the same penalties explored in the Northern Territory as an absolute priority, where an average of 230 police officers are assaulted every year," Mr McCue said.
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