‘Ma­chete-wav­ing’ man in cus­tody

The Observer - - NEWS - An­drew Thorpe an­drew.thorpe@glad­sto­neob­server.com.au

A MAN was taken into po­lice cus­tody yes­ter­day af­ter­noon at a busy Glad­stone in­ter­sec­tion af­ter a woman was in­jured with a ma­chete at a South Glad­stone ad­dress.

Po­lice were called to a unit on Toolooa St at 1.19pm af­ter re­ceiv­ing re­ports a woman had been “stabbed in the hand with a ma­chete”, but the al­leged per­pe­tra­tor had left the scene by the time they ar­rived.

The woman was trans­ported to Glad­stone Hospi­tal in a sta­ble con­di­tion at 1.40pm.

Po­lice then be­gan to search Glad­stone for the man, who they said had turned up to the ad­dress “wav­ing a ma­chete” and driv­ing a stolen ve­hi­cle.

They soon re­ceived re­ports that the ve­hi­cle had been aban­doned in the mid­dle of the in­ter­sec­tion of the Daw­son Hwy and Aero­drome Rd in Clin­ton.

Po­lice raced to the scene and took the man into cus­tody at 1.54pm.

A po­lice spokesman said as of yes­ter­day evening it re­mained un­clear as to ex­actly how the woman’s hand had been in­jured.

The spokesman said in­ves­ti­ga­tions into the in­ci­dent were con­tin­u­ing.

No charges had been laid as of late yes­ter­day af­ter­noon.

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