Man accused of stabbing two officers to remain behind bars

THE MAN accused of stabbing two police officers during a violent disturbance at a Gold Coast petrol station on Tuesday night has been remanded in custody and will face court in April.

Petrol station disturbance

Picture: Tammy Lee | Source: Facebook


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Police were called to the Palm Beach 7 Eleven on the Gold Coast Highway shortly before 10pm after staff activated a duress alarm.

On arrival, police were confronted by a 31-year-old highly agitated and aggressive man armed with a knife who refused to leave the premises and began to threaten officers.

A violent struggle erupted between police and the aggressor who was hit with capsicum spray and tasered up to four times before an officer drew his gun and threatened to shoot.

He was eventually restrained and arrested and transported to the Robina Hospital for treatment to minor injuries.

During the ordeal, two male officers received lacerations and puncture wounds from a “flick-knife”.

Mobile phone footage of the incident shows a wounded officer limping out of the store with a puncture wound to one of his legs.

Police arrest - Palm Beach

Picture: Tammy Lee | Source: Facebook

Another officer received a minor laceration to one of his forearms. Both officers were transported to hospital where they were treated for their injuries before being released.

The store was cordoned off and a crime scene established while forensic officers examined the area.

The Palm Beach man was charged with two counts of unlawful wounding, public nuisance, contravening police directions and four counts of obstructing police.

Media reports have stated the man told officers at the Southport Watch-house overnight that he was high on methamphetamine at the time of the ordeal.

He did not appear in court today, instead was represented by his solicitor who did not apply for bail.

He will remain behind bars until the case returns to court on April 15.

Police investigations are continuing with officers appealing for any witnesses, or anyone who may have recorded the incident, to contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day. 

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