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Taser used in siege

TWEED police officers were forced to use a taser for the first time yesterday after a 27-year-old man locked himself away in a caravan with weapons.

Officers from Kingscliff were called to a Chinderah caravan park at 7.25am yesterday after reports of an assault.

Witnesses alleged the man had threatened another person at the caravan park with knives.

Sergeant Rob Taylor said the officers attempted to negotiate with the man but to no avail.

Eventually they had to force their way into the caravan and a violent confrontation broke out.

Capsicum spray was used on the man, and when he refused to relent the officers were forced to deploy the taser.

“This is the first time it has been used here in Tweed,” Sgt Taylor said.

The man was taken to The Tweed Hospital and has not been charged.



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