Two men arrested after security guard allegedly attacked, racially abused

Two have been arrested after a security guard at the Channel Nine building in Melbourne was allegedly attacked and racially abused this week.

Footage of the incident shows Thomas Sewell, a former Australian Defence Force member, assaulting the guard after being asked to leave the building.

Victoria Police confirmed on Tuesday night they were interviewing a 27-year-old man and 21-year-old man, both from Rowville, over the incident.

Mr Sewell and another man entered the building- which also houses The Age office – about 5pm demanding to speak with reporters.

The pair were then escorted out by a security guard who was then allegedly attacked and punched multiple times by Mr Sewell. Footage of the incident captures the security guard also being racially abused by Mr Sewell’s offsider.

The Channel Nine security guard was taken to hospital by ambulance with injuries.

Thomas Sewell.Credit:YouTube

A spokesperson for Channel Nine said in a statement that police had the broadcaster’s “full co-operation in seeking justice. We are providing support to the member of our staff who was attacked. Nine is committed to providing a safe working environment for all our people.”

Channel Nine and The Age are both owned by Nine Entertainment Co.

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