Police say they were forced to use a taser on a man armed with a knife who had barricaded himself inside a caravan at a Ballina van park last night.
They were called to the River Street caravan park at around 8pm last night, where officers say they were kept at bay for more than two hours by the 47-year-old man.
Inpector Mick Dempsey said that police negotiated unsuccessfully with the van park resident before using the taser.
‘The man has come out of caravan armed with a knife. A taser was deployed and the male was arrested and conveyed to Lismore Police station where he was charged,’ he told ABC radio this morning.