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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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Never bring scissors to a gunfight. Wild night in Belconnen
Postalgeek 10:05 am 25 Nov 12

TheDancingDjinn said :

farnarkler said :

They should be deported. We don’t need scum like these lot in this country.

Where shall we deport them to? – Also did I miss the point where it says they were not Australian born? It doesn’t mention anything like that as far as I can see.

Nauru, initially. As part of a refugee exchange program. Swap dregs for law-abiding citizens. Then export the dregs to whatever war zone their counterpart fled. Give them the violence they so obviously crave. Any nationality residing in Australia can put their hand up for this cultural exchange.

bigM 9:09 pm 24 Nov 12

TheDancingDjinn said :

farnarkler said :

They should be deported. We don’t need scum like these lot in this country.

Where shall we deport them to? – Also did I miss the point where it says they were not Australian born? It doesn’t mention anything like that as far as I can see.

The canberratimes article identified these individuals.from there names,one would guess that they may have been born elsewhere,possibly Sudanese or similar I would guess

TheDancingDjinn 6:43 pm 24 Nov 12

farnarkler said :

They should be deported. We don’t need scum like these lot in this country.

Where shall we deport them to? – Also did I miss the point where it says they were not Australian born? It doesn’t mention anything like that as far as I can see.

farnarkler 4:57 pm 24 Nov 12

They should be deported. We don’t need scum like these lot in this country.

bundah 12:37 pm 24 Nov 12

Harebrained behaviour by a motley crew who need to be cut down to size.

milkman 12:25 pm 24 Nov 12

what_the said :

If people are willing to do this to armed police, could you imagine what would happen if officers didn’t carry weapons as people were suggesting the other day?

That’s crazy.

Pork Hunt 11:57 pm 23 Nov 12

Would the beak impose a longer sentence for pinking shears…

poetix 8:36 pm 23 Nov 12

Fringe element…

what_the 6:31 pm 23 Nov 12

If people are willing to do this to armed police, could you imagine what would happen if officers didn’t carry weapons as people were suggesting the other day?

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 5:54 pm 23 Nov 12

Dumb asses. What exactly do you think they were planning to do to the officer. Too bad the loser with the scissors was not brassed up for his acts of toughness .

unclebill 3:37 pm 23 Nov 12

Taser, rock scissors? Unfortunately scissors don’t cut tasers.

EvanJames 3:07 pm 23 Nov 12

Sounds to me like the cops brought guns to a scissor-fight.

neanderthalsis 2:55 pm 23 Nov 12

Another good excuse to bulldoze the Illarwarra Flats while all occupants are still in residence.

steveu 1:11 pm 23 Nov 12

Good work ACTP. I hope magistrates deal with the alleged offenders with the seriousness this deserves.

dpm 11:01 am 23 Nov 12

Cue the grammar police!
Good effort from the cops again though….

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