Threat­en­ing po­lice

Tweed Daily News - - NEWS | POLICE AND COURT -

■ A MAN who threat­ened to kill po­lice was charged af­ter a two-hour ne­go­ti­a­tion with of­fi­cers at a Mur­willum­bah mo­tel. Tweed By­ron Po­lice Dis­trict of­fi­cers re­sponded to re­ports an 18-year-old Mur­willum­bah man was al­legedly yelling out that he was go­ing to kill some­one while he was at the mo­tel on Satur­day night. Once po­lice ar­rived at the mo­tel, the man be­came ag­gres­sive, locked him­self in a room and al­legedly threat­ened to kill po­lice. Of­fi­cers ne­go­ti­ated with the man for two hours. He was even­tu­ally ar­rested, with po­lice us­ing cap­sicum spray dur­ing the ar­rest. Po­lice will al­lege the man was in pos­ses­sion of a metal pole and sa­mu­rai sword. The man was charged with in­tim­i­da­tion, ma­li­cious damage, armed with in­tent to com­mit an in­dictable of­fence, as­sault po­lice and use weapon to avoid ar­rest. The man was re­fused bail and was due to ap­pear be­fore Tweed Heads Lo­cal Court on Oc­to­ber 7.

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