An Auckland police officer suffered injuries to his hands and head after he was allegedly attacked from behind by a man armed with a knife.
A 22-year-old unemployed man will appear in the Waitakere District Court today charged with two counts of threatening to kill two police officers, one count of injuring with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and one charge of rape
The charges all relate to an incident early this morning in Te Atatu South.
Police were at an address in the suburb at about 1am where a woman alleged she had been raped.
While an officer was speaking with the complainant in a police car he was allegedly attacked from behind by a man who was armed with a knife.
The officer was treated in hospital for injuries to his hands and head.
"He was discharged but he's pretty shaken up about it,'' a police spokeswoman said.
- HERALD ONLINE, NZPA