A 27-year-old man has threatened police with mace during a six hour long siege in Kingaroy, before injuring a police officer after he was transported to hospital.
A 27-year-old man has threatened police with mace during a six hour long siege in Kingaroy, before injuring a police officer after he was transported to hospital.

Kingaroy cop injured after 6-hour siege, man armed with mace

A 27-year-old man has threatened police with mace during a six-hour long siege in Kingaroy on the weekend.

On Saturday February 12 11.30pm police were called to an address in Fitzroy Street in relation to the behaviour of a 27-year-old Kingaroy man.

On arrival the man came at police with a "mace" type weapon and threatened them.

The man has then locked himself in his house.

Police attempted to negotiate with the man to come out of the house during the night after cordoning off the residence.

At approximately 5.30am the man exited the house at which time the man was taken into custody.

He was later taken to Kingaroy Hospital. When police have attempted to return him the watchhouse the man has become abusive and struggled violently with officers, with one officer suffering minor injuries consisting of cuts and abrasions.

The man will appear in the Kingaroy magistrates Court later today charged with five counts of serious assault of police whilst armed, serious assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, conduct causing a public nuisance, breach of a domestic violence order, and two counts of possession of drug utensil.

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