16 September 2019

Kambah man tasered by police in Wanniassa facing 12 charges

| Lachlan Roberts
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A man will face court today on a dozen charges including driving a stolen, unregistered motorbike, resisting arrest, possessing a firearm and escaping from custody.

ACT Policing allege the 28-year-old man was riding an unregistered motorbike dangerously through Wanniassa at around 10:00 am on Saturday. The man was spotted by police and allegedly attempted to flee, but fell off the motorbike. He was arrested in Greenway about 10:10 am.

During the arrest, officers used a taser to restrain him.

Police allege the motorbike was stolen, and that the man was in possession of a prohibited firearm and ammunition.

Following his arrest, the man was taken to hospital for a medical examination. Around 6:50 pm, police allege the man attempted to leave the hospital, injuring two people as he ran through the hospital. He was detained by police while still in the building.

The 28-year-old Kambah man will appear in the ACT Magistrates Court today charged with aggravated dangerous driving, two counts of resisting arrest, possession of stolen property, possession of a prohibited firearm, possession of ammunition, escaping custody, assault, unlicensed rider, unregistered motor vehicle, uninsured motor vehicle and bail offences.

ACT Policing is still investigating the events at the hospital and would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident who has not yet spoken to police.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Please quote reference 6438850.

Information can be provided anonymously.

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