Arrest after threat over duck-killing dog

An argument over a duck-killing dog led to a man being arrested for threatening behaviour in Queenstown last night.

Senior Sergeant Paula Enoka said a couple were swimming with their dogs near Riverside Road in Frankton about 6pm, when one of the dogs was spooked by a boat and took off.

When they found it, a member of the public was with it, and it had allegedly killed a duck.

An argument broke out when the member of the public refused to give the dog back to its owners, Sgt Enoka said.

One of the owners, a man aged 30, was arrested for threatening behaviour.

Animal control was called to the scene, but it was unclear if the dog was seized, Sgt Enoka said.