Teen breaks into police
station armed with knife
A TEENAGER has been tasered after he allegedly broke into the police station at Bundara, northwest of Armidale, and confronted an officer with a knife.
Police were called to a home in Tomline St, Bundarra, following a report of a domestic incident about 9pm yesterday (Sunday).
The officers spoke with a woman at the home and started patrolling the area for a 16-year-old boy.
Shortly before 10.30pm, alarms were activated at Bundarra Police Station and an officer returned to check on the premises.
At the station he was allegedly confronted by the teenager armed with a knife.
The officer started negotiating with the teenager while calling in more help, and then walked with him to a local park where he tried to disarm him with OC spray.
The teenager threatened to harm himself before more officers arrived, and subdued him with a Taser.
He has been charged with aggravated break, enter and commit serious indictable offence, assault police, resist arrest, use weapon to avoid apprehension and break and enter.
The teenager has been refused bail and will appear at the Inverell Children’s Court today (Monday).