Police Charge Man With Attempted Murder Following Lockdown in Newtown Yesterday

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Hit News Darling Downs

17 May 2019

Hit News Darling Downs

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Police have charged a man with attempted murder after he allegedly fired a rifle at two police officers in Toowoomba yesterday.

Around 11am uniformed officers from Toowoomba were patrolling in the Newtown area when they conducted a walk-through of a Bridge Street hotel.

It will be alleged that as two police officers were speaking to a male patron in the gaming area he became aggressive and started struggling with them.

During the struggle, the man allegedly produced a shortened firearm, which discharged once. Fortunately, no one was injured.

The man was taken into custody after a violent struggle, the police used OC spray and a taser during the struggle.

A 34-year-old Adare man has been charged with:

  • two counts of attempted murder
  • one count each of carry a loaded weapon in a public place
  • dangerous conduct with weapon
  • assault
  • possess shortened firearms (rifle)
  • possess explosives (ammunition) and
  • resist arrest.

The offender has also been charged with two counts each of:

  • possessing dangerous drugs (methylamphetamine and buprenorphine)
  • serious assault police.

He is due to appear before the Toowoomba Magistrates Court today, Saturday May 18.

If you have information for police, contact:

POLICELINK: 131 444

ONLINE: online form 24hrs per day

CRIMESTOPPERS: 1800.333.000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

QUOTE REFT #: QP1900957000

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