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Never bring scissors to a gunfight. Wild night in Belconnen

By johnboy - 23 November 2012 24

ACT Policing arrested three men aged in their 20s in Belconnen last night (Thursday, November 22) after a confrontation in which one man armed himself with a pair of scissors, forcing officers to draw a firearm and a Taser.

Members from Belconnen General Duties and the Specialist Response Group (SRG) responded to the address after a report of a disturbance involving up to 10 people. Police entered the Belconnen unit and quickly identified three aggressive men, who appeared to be the instigators of the disturbance.

ACT Policing will allege shortly after two officers entered the unit, two of the three men rushed past police and attempted to seal off the exit to the unit. Police called for urgent assistance and attempted to negotiate with the offenders without success.

Given the aggressive manner of the men, police had fears for the safety of the unit’s other occupants. Two of the three men grabbed an officer, forced him into the stairwell where tried to close the front door. The officer then had to forcibly regain entry and deploy OC stray in order to re-enter the unit.

While other officers arrived in support, the officer inside the unit was threatened by a man with a pair of scissors. A Taser and a firearm were drawn by the officers, and the offender complied.

Three men, aged 21, 23 and 25-years-old respectively, were arrested and taken to the ACT Watch House where they were all charged with common assault and obstruct territory public official. The 25-year-old was also charged with possess offensive weapon. The men will appear before the ACT Magistrates Court today.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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LSWCHP 9:26 pm 26 Nov 12

bundah said :

One would have to commit a serious crime in this country before one could be deported as a non-citizen.Being charged with common assault and obstruct official wouldn’t obviously cut it.

I saw a news item on TV a few years ago about some career hoodlum who’d arrived in Australia as a bub. Unfortunately for him, what with being so busy burgling etc, he’d neglected to take out citizenship, so when the beak eventually realised what has happening the dude was shipped back to Bumphuqistan quicker than you can say “But YerHonor I Don’t Speak the Language!”.

So there he was on the tube, sitting disconsolately on a street somewhere looking sorry for himself and not getting much sympathy from the local yokels. After considering at length whether I should feel sympathy for him, I decided that would be a waste of a very scarce resource and laughed like a drain instead.

TheDancingDjinn 8:04 pm 26 Nov 12

My comment was not at all in attack to ward the police, i have no problem with the way they decided to do their job, and i am in fact very thankful they do their job as well as they do here in Canberra. I will prop the police in this town forever and a day.

My offense was taken from the deport comment.. yeh i do sometimes have a bit of a bleeding heart, it doesn’t mean i do not live in the real world, and it doesn’t mean i would allow everyone to just be an asshole. It means that sometimes people from these backgrounds do act like animals.. and part of me stops and thinks ” well if i was in that position, i might not turn out the nicest person)
A violent crime was once committed against me, so i in no way defend any criminals, and i am with you PostalGeek when you say you would get rid of all of them not just the ” new aussies” (apologies for thinking it was angled toward the foreign)

i just take every criminal for the case they have, and war trauma is a way more real excuse, than – i grew up in a govy house in charnwood, and i didn’t get a play station… don’t you??

bundah 9:05 am 26 Nov 12

One would have to commit a serious crime in this country before one could be deported as a non-citizen.Being charged with common assault and obstruct official wouldn’t obviously cut it.

Postalgeek 11:03 pm 25 Nov 12

Actually, when I said any nationality, I meant any nationality, including Australians.

I’d happily swap a Real Australian recidivist pile of dung for an earnest refugee anyday. Why should a decent man who would give all to work and raise his family peacefully in Australia rot in an crappy offshore detention centre when native-born violent welfare dregs kissed by the lottery of life live it up at everyone else’s expense.

Living in this country is a privilege, a privilege that should be revoked and passed on to someone better if you prove to be a menace to others.

But unfortunately that’s not the way the world works…

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