Man armed with hunting-style knife arrested

A 50-year-old man was arrested by police after a report of a man armed with a knife at a unit complex on Gnoliya Street.

 

When officers knocked on the door it is alleged the man exited the unit armed with a large hunting style knife.

 

Through the effective use of verbal commands and appropriate operational safety tactics the man was able to be safely arrested without injury to him or the responding officers, says Superintendent Brett Prowse in a media release.

 

“The attending officers response to this incident clearly displayed good communication, prior planning and a real commitment to keeping nearby residents and the offender safe, and they should be commended.”

 

 

 

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  1. Posted May 26, 2020 at 7:49 am

    Great contribution, Frank. Let’s hope you have shamed people into using plain language.

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  2. Frank Baarda
    Posted May 24, 2020 at 3:02 pm

    English?
    “Through the effective use of verbal commands and appropriate operational safety tactics the man was able to be safely arrested without injury to him or the responding officers.”
    Shouldn’t that read: “The man was persuaded to peacefully give himself up”?

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