A prisoner has injured himself while trying to escape Maitland Police Station.
He was being escorted into the van dock just before 5pm Thursday afternoon while handcuffed, when he broke free from officers.
Police say he tried to jump the fence but didn't get too far.
He was arrested following a struggle with officers.
Police say he was taken to Maitland Hospital for treatment on a hand injury.
He'll face Maitland Local Court today on fresh charges.