Man charged with attempted murder over police station attack

A 19-YEAR-OLD man has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly storming a police station in far north Queensland and attacking an officer with a knife.

Queensland Police said one of their own, a 36-year-old male constable came under attack at the Babinda Police Station at Badinda, 60km south of Cairns, on Friday afternoon.

The accused allegedly turned up at the station armed with a knife about 5.45pm and charged through a side door.


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Police allege the 19-year-old lunged at the male constable with the knife while making threats.

A violent struggle erupted, during which the officer was able to disarm the offender.

But it’s alleged the teen continued to “lash out violently” and tried pushing the constable off a balcony.

A second officer rushed to his colleague’s aid and helped subdue the man.

Thankfully, the male officer was not seriously injured in the attack.

The 19-year-old Babinda man was arrested and has since been charged with attempted murder, serious assault police, going armed to as to cause fear, obstruct police, and wilful damage of police property.

He was remanded in custody overnight and due to appear in Cairns Magistrates Court today.

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