A NT police officer has allegedly been spat in the face by a teen boy.
Police were called to incident in Tennant Creek early Sunday morning involving a group of children.
Police the children had armed themselves with rocks and sticks before damaging parked cars and glass panels of the service station on Paterson Street.
They also allegedly threatened service station staff with violence.
The youth fled the area when police arrived and no one was injured during the incident.
Police have since apprehended a youth in relation to a property damage incident and assault of police officers.
Detectives from the Tennant Creek Investigations Division identified and arrested two 10-year-old boys involved in the incident.
The pair will be dealt with under the Youth Justice Act.
A 13-year-old boy, who was involved in the alleged incident, was identified and apprehended during which time it is alleged he kicked and spat at officers.
He was taken to the Tennant Creek Watch House where police claim he continued to be aggressive towards police and is alleged to have spat in an officer's face.
He will be dealt with under the Youth Justice Act.
Police inquiries continue into identifying others involved in the property damage and threats towards staff.
Police urge anyone with information which may assist with their investigations, to contact them on 131 44 or report it anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 and reference PROMIS number 9426717.
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