Police had to taser iron bar wielding drunk man twice

POLICE had to taser a drunken man who had been threatening others with an iron bar at the weekend.

Officer in Charge of Stanthorpe police Senior Sergeant Mark Ireland said police were called to a caravan part in the town about midnight Sunday on reports of a drunk man creating a disturbance.

Police arrived to find the 47-year-old Victorian man armed with a steel bar with which he threatened officers.

"The man eventually retreated inside the van, locking the door behind him," Srn Sgt Ireland said.

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"Police then utilised a key to gain access and deployed a taser after the male began rushing at police in a threatening manner."

The man was detained and taken to Stanthorpe watch house charged serious assault of a police officer and obstructing police.

He was refused bail and remanded in custody.

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