Lake Illawarra police have praised two passers-by for helping officers arrest aman at Warrawong this week.
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Police allege the manviolently resisted arrest and capsicumspray had to be deployed during ascuffle onCowper Street about 2.50pm on Sunday.

“One officer was incapacitated during the scuffle, leaving a single officer struggling to restrain the offender,” Lake Illawarra police wrote on its Facebook page.

The female officer was overcome by the capsicum spray and was unable to provide assistance.

Two members of the public came to the aid of police, including anoff-duty nurse who rendered first aid to theofficer.

“Another male assisted with physically restraining the offender, enabling police to gain control and secure the offender in a police truck,” police said.

The offender has since been charged with a number of offences including assaulting police and resisting arrest.

“The community spirit and courage displayed by both persons is highly commendable and worthy of recognition,” police said.

“Unfortunately we are unable to show our appreciation fully as both Good Samaritans left prior to police being able to obtain their personal details.”

The passers-by have been urged to contact Lake Illawarra police via a private message on their Facebook page, the stationon4232 5599orCrime Stoppers via 1800 333 000.

The man is currently before the court.

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