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Man threatens to kill police in motel standoff

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About 6.10pm on Saturday (October 6) guests at a motel in Murwillumbah reported hearing a man yelling out that he was going to kill someone.

Police responded and the 18-year-old Murwillumbah man allegedly immediately become aggressive.

The man locked himself in a room and allegedly threatened to kill police, who negotiated with him for two hours before resorting to capsicum spray to arrest him.

The man allegedly had a metal pole and samurai sword with him.

He was charged with intimidation, malicious damage, being armed with intent to commit an indictable offence, assaulting police and using weapon to avoid arrest.

The man was refused bail to appear before Tweed Heads Local Court on Saturday.

Kingscliff road rage arrest

In a separate incident on the same evening,  police say they again had to use capsicum spray to subdue a man, this time in a road rage incident

Just before 10pm, a man stopped his car on Tweed Valley Way Kingscliff and allegedly yelled at other motorists before ripping a number plate off another car.

Police responded and found the man’s car unattended.

They searched it and allegedly found an undisclosed amount of cannabis.

Police allegedly located the driver, a 26-year-old Bowraville man, in the street and discovered his licence had been cancelled due to previous offences.

When informed he was under arrest, the man allegedly violently resisted police, who used capsicum spray to subdue him.

The man was refused a road side breath test and was taken to Tweed Heads Police Station and charged with driving on a cancelled licence, malicious damage to property, resisting police, intimidating police, possessing prohibited drug and refusing breath test. The man was refused bail to appear before Tweed Heads Local Court 7/10/18.


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