Police pepper spray naked man covered in blood outside hotel


Hotel (illustration) 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A man was arrested after appearing in front of a hotel naked and covered in blood, according to police in Australia.

Melbourne police said that officers had no choice but the use pepper spray on the injured man, who was not identified.

According to the police, the incident unfolded on Sunday around 8:00 p.m., outside the Boundary Hotel.

Police received a call from a concerned citizen, who reported seeing a naked man covered in blood sitting in a car outside the hotel.

When police arrived at the scene, the 30-year-old naked man exited his vehicle. The man who was covered in blood from head to toe, began crawling on the ground.

He then lunged at police officers.

Officers feared for their lives and used pepper spray to subdue the man. He was taken to a hospital, where he is being treated for multiple lacerations.

Police believe that the man suffers from mental illness.