Man with no vaccine pass violent at bar: police

A man armed with a knife became violent at a Dunedin bar over not having a Covid-19 vaccine pass, police say.

Police were called after the man got into an argument at The Bog in George St about 8.35pm yesterday and locked himself in a bathroom.

Senior Sergeant Anthony Bond said the man then came out with a knife and smashed a window with his hand.

Police arrested the man but not before he injured an officer, who most likely has a broken hand, Snr Sgt Bond said. 

A 46-year-old man will appear in the Dunedin District Court this morning.




Sponsored Content








Local trusted journalism matters - now more than ever

As the Covid-19 pandemic brings the world into uncharted waters, Star Media journalists and photographers continue to report local stories that matter everyday - yours.

For more than 152 years our journalists have provided Cantabrians with local news that can be trusted. It’s more important now than ever to keep Cantabrians connected.

As our advertising has fallen during the pandemic, support from you our reader is crucial.

You can help us continue to provide local news you can trust simply by becoming a supporter.

Become a Supporter