Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Taser Used on Woman after Threats to Police

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Taser Used on Woman after Threats to Police

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Byline: Kate Bastable kate.bastable@dailymercury.com.au

A MACKAY police officer used a Taser to restrain a 23-year-old woman who allegedly threatened officers with a 30cm kitchen knife on Monday night.

The incident, which occurred at the back of the Bel Air Motel on Nebo Road, close to Shakespeare Street, followed two hours of negotiations, police said.

A Queensland Police Service spokesperson said officers went to the motel after receiving a report of stealing shortly after 11pm.

Two women were located within the grounds of the motel and one was arrested without incident, he said.

"The other woman allegedly became aggressive towards police while threatening officers with a knife," the spokesperson said.

"Police attempted to negotiate with the woman, however, she allegedly continued to threaten officers and act in a violent and aggressive manner."

Mackay district Superintendent Rowan Bond said two police negotiators and the dog squad were among officers called into action after a woman made threats while armed with a knife. …

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