February 15, 2021

A 27-year-old man has been charged with assaulting police and a string of other counts after an overnight siege in Kingaroy on Saturday.

Officer-in-charge of Kingaroy Police, Senior Sergeant David Tierney, said police were called to a residence in Fitzroy Street, Kingaroy, at 11:30pm on Saturday.

When officers arrived, the man allegedly threatened them with a home-made mace.

The man then locked himself inside his house.

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

Police vehicles were parked across either end of the Fitzroy Street block.

About 5:30am on Sunday, the man left the house and was taken into custody.

He was later taken to Kingaroy Hospital.

Snr Sgt Tierney said that when police attempted to return him to the watchhouse, the man became abusive and struggled violently with officers at the hospital.

One police officer suffered cuts and abrasions.

The man was due to appear in Kingaroy Magistrates Court on Monday charged with five counts of serious assault of police while armed; serious assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, conduct causing a public nuisance, two counts of possessing a drug utensil, and breaching a domestic violence order.

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