Gympie region man charged with axe attack on cops, dog
POLICE have charged a 29-year-old Dagun man with an alleged serious assault of two male police officers and a police dog using an axe.
Queensland Police Service media reported the man allegedly threw the axe towards a police vehicle, hitting the drivers side, late at night on October 12.
The man was charged following an investigation into the alleged assault, which took place at a Pacific Haven address at about 10pm on that date.
Police report the man was armed with an axe and “took off into thick bushland” when officers were called to the address “in relation to a disturbance”.
“Police from Howard and the Maryborough Dog Squad have conducted a search for the man,” QPS media reported.
“On being located, the man presented the axe in a threatening manner whilst verbally threatening to harm police.
“As police approached the man on foot and in a police vehicle, the man threw the axe towards the police vehicle which has struck the drivers side.
“The man was subdued by a police dog and taser deployment. He was then subsequently arrested.”
He was charged with serious assault of two male police officers and a police dog and will appear in the Hervey Bay Magistrates Court on November 7.
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