Louise Cheer

Taser fails as police encounter armed man in Condon

POLICE have charged a 51-year-old man with serious assault police and wilful damage after officers were called to a disturbance at Condon last evening.

It will be alleged police attended a Pelican Avenue residence around 8.25pm where they were confronted by a man armed with a knife and a tree branch.

It will be further alleged the man was agitated and aggressive and threatening officers. The man continued to threaten police and refused repeated requests to disarm. A taser was deployed however the probes failed to engage.

The man was taken into custody without incident a short time later following the presentation of a police firearm.

He was treated at Townsville Base Hospital for a laceration to his arm which he had sustained when he allegedly smashed a glass window with his fist.

The Kowanyama man was remanded in custody and is due to appear in the Townsville Magistrates Court on Monday, December 1.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.


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