A man has been charged with police assault and affray after threatening officers with nunchucks. (Credit: Nottinghamshire Police)

A 31-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of police assault and affray after threatening officers with nunchucks on Saturday, January 23.

Officers were called to a report of a disorder in Newlands Avenue, Broughton on Saturday afternoon.

When the officers tried to engage with the man at the scene, he fled upstairs and armed himself with nunchucks, and threatened the officers.

One of the responding officers drew a taser which resulted in the suspect being restrained but another officer suffered a cut to their hand in the process.

The man was arrested at the scene and a weapon was seized by the responding officers.

A 41-year-old woman was also arrested at the scene on suspicion of affray and police assault after officers were grabbed, pulled, and were scratched as they were making the arrest.

Chief Inspector Steven O’Neil said: “To be deliberately injured in the line of duty is completely unacceptable and is something no officer should have to endure as they go about their daily duties”.

Chief Inspector O’Neil went on to say “No one should’ve to endure violent, abusive, and threatening behaviour in the workplace and we take this extremely seriously.

“It’s not just the physical implications that this can cause but can also be an incredibly traumatic and terrifying experience.”

Both the man and the woman arrested have been bailed as enquiries continue.