A man who allegedly threatened two women and an 11-year-old girl with a butcher’s knife in a Kingscliff home last night was arrested a short time later following a search for him by a police helicopter and sniffer dog.
The man is in custody and the women were uninjured but shaken by the ordeal.
Police say they were called to a home on Oxford Street about 10pm (Thursday), after one of the women called Triple Zero (000), reporting they were trapped in a bathroom by the man allegedly threatening them with the knife.
Officers entered the home but the man had left. His car was found in nearby Cambridge Street, and a perimeter was established around a home there.
Queensland PolAir was called on to assist and a short time later crew members saw a man climbing out a window and hiding in the backyard.
A Queensland Police dog unit was then deployed to the yard and a man was arrested without further incident.
That man was taken to Tweed Heads police station where he assisted police with their investigations.
The two women, aged 28 and 21, and the older woman’s 11-year-old daughter were not physically injured but are reported to be distressed and shaken by the incident.
Inquiries are continuing.
Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.