Police have detained a man who allegedly tried to stab an Ambulance paramedic who was treating him overnight near Port Stephens.
About 10.40pm on Saturday 6 May 2017 Ambulance paramedics were called to a home in John Parade at Lemon Tree Passage.
Two paramedics approached the 37-year-old male patient to medically examine him.
When the man was told that he would be conveyed to hospital for further treatment he became agitated and uncooperative.
As one of the paramedics continued with the examination the man allegedly grabbed a knife and swung it at the paramedic.
Police were contacted and arrived a short time later to discover the patient had locked himself in a garage.
Officers from Port Stephens Local Area Command conversed with the man for a short time and he eventually unlocked the door.
He was again examined by the Ambulance paramedics and conveyed to the Mater Hospital under police guard.
The Ambulance paramedic was not physically harmed during altercation.
It is anticipated that upon his release from hospital the 37-year-old man will be charged with assaulting the ambulance officer.