An individual was arrested at Gonagama, Kurunegala after attacking officers with a knife.
The individual had attempted to pump fuel to his motorcycle without joining the designated queue.
It was reported that he was under the influence and engaged in violent behaviour attacking officers with a knife, after Police attempted to place him in custody.
However, Policemen used iron boards to prevent the assault, while one of the officers counterattacked the suspect with handcuffs.
The suspect sustained head injuries and was admitted to the Wariyapola District Hospital for treatment.
He was arrested by Police last night while undergoing treatment.
The suspect is a 40-year-old resident of Nikadalupotha.