Sussex

Brighton man held in police officer attempted murder probe

A man sustained two "self-inflicted" puncture wounds to his abdomen before being arrested on suspicion of the attempted murder of a police officer.

The man was seen in an "agitated state" in Whitehawk Hill Road, Brighton just after 13:35 BST, Sussex Police said.

The 62-year-old Brighton man was taken to hospital for treatment. Police used a Taser stun gun during the arrest.

He is being questioned on suspicion of affray, carrying a bladed weapon and attempted murder of a police officer.

A police spokesman said: "During the arrest he was Tasered and then sustained two abdomen puncture wounds, believed to be self-inflicted, from the knife."

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has been informed of the incident.

The officer was not injured in the attack, Sussex Police said.

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