Police were forced to subdue a youth with a taser after he
allegedly threatened an officer with a bayonet and a knife
North Canterbury police area commander Senior Sergeant
Malcolm Johnston said police were making inquiries about a
dog seen running loose on the highway some 3km east of
Culverden about 9pm on Saturday when they were approached by
an 18-year-old armed with a bayonet and a knife.
"He became very aggressive and refused to drop the weapons,"
Senior Sergeant Johnston said.
The police officer was able to get out of the patrol car and
tasered the youth.
He was arrested and charged with possession of an offensive
weapon and assault for allegedly waving the weapons in the
The youth was held in custody for an appearance in the
district court today.
- Cullen Smith of The Star