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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.