A teenage boy arrested for assault lashed out so violently at Albury police station that four policemen were needed to bring him back under control.
The boy bit one on the leg and punched another to the face during the incident at the station on Monday evening.
Magistrate Richard Funston was told that while these were serious offences, the matters had to be seen within the context of a "a 14-year-old with serious issues".
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Albury Children's Court has heard the boy had an intellectual disability and a variety of mental health and behavioural issues.
He was not taking his medication when he assaulted a carer at an Albury district group home on Monday morning.
The boy was placed on 12 months' probation, without supervision, allowing him to then be extradited to Victoria so he could live in Melbourne.
He earlier pleaded guilty to common assault, resist police, destroy or damage property and two charges of assaulting police.
Police said the boy had been staying at the group home, under the 24-hours a day supervision of a carer, for about nine days.
He had smashed a window at the home.
Police said the boy refused medication on Monday about 8am, then rushed out of a room and grabbed a butter knife that he used to stab at objects.
He approached the carer, held the knife to his chest and slid it back and forward while saying "look how sharp it is".
The boy violently resisted, lashing out with his arms and legs, when police tried to arrest him that evening.
He later used the handcuffs to damage a perspex screen in an Albury station dock.
He resisted again when they had to do a more thorough search, which required removing his clothes.