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A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after he allegedly tried to push a female police officer from a third floor balcony.
Police responded to the flat in Carshalton, south London, following reports of a man attacking family members.
Two female officers arrived after 8.45pm on Sunday and encountered a 22-year-old man on a stairwell at the building.
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He had injuries to his hand after punching a window, and as the officers tried to detain him one was repeatedly kicked, said police.
The other officer was put in a stranglehold and the suspect then tried to push her off the balcony, the force added.
The officers activated an emergency radio alarm during the struggle, and other officers rushed to the scene.
Police said the man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
Both of the officers were taken to hospital as a precaution.
Neither one had to be admitted.
The 22-year-old man was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries and is now in custody at a south London police station.
Police also arrested a 52-year-old man for obstructing police.
He has been taken into custody at a south London police station.
Superintendent Steven Wright of the South Area Command Unit said: "Both officers were responding to a call for help and were then assaulted, with one officer put in immediate risk of being critically injured.
"I am thankful that the two officers have not been seriously hurt, but this incident shows the courage of my officers and the dangers they can face."