A police officer was treated in hospital for minor injuries after the windows of his police car were allegedly smashed with a tomahawk and he was allegedly sprayed with a fire extinguisher.
A 28-year-old Camillo man has been charged after the incident which came after police were called to a domestic incident at a house on Midhurst Street in Camillo around 5.10pm yesterday.
As they arrived at the house, it will be alleged that the man approached the police car armed with a tomahawk and fire extinguisher.
A police spokeswoman said that while a police officer was seated in the vehicle, the accused man then allegedly used the tomahawk to strike the car and smash two windows.
He then allegedly sprayed the fire extinguisher directly at the officer.
Another police officer, who had escaped from the police car apprehended the suspect.
The police officer in the vehicle received minor cuts from the smashed window and minor injuries after allegedly being sprayed with the fire extinguisher. He was taken to Armadale Hospital.
The man has been charged with criminal damage, being armed to cause fear and with intent to do grievous bodily harm.He will appear before the Armadale Magistrates Court tomorrow.