A MAN who allegedly took a rifle into a Queensland pub, has ended up behind bars, after it went off during a scuffle with police.
The 34-year-old has been charged with attempted murder.
Police have confirmed, officers from Toowoomba were patrolling in the Newtown area around 11am on Friday, when they conducted a walk-through of The Bridge Street Hotel.
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The two officers began speaking with a male patron in the gaming area, when he allegedly became aggressive and started struggling with them.
During the struggle, the man allegedly produced a shortened firearm which discharged once.
Fortunately, no one was injured.
The man was taken into custody after a violent struggle and the deployment of OC spray and a taser.
Along with two attempted murder charges, he’s also charged with one count each of carry a loaded weapon in a public place, dangerous conduct with weapon and assault, along with and weapons and drug offences.
He will appear at the Toowoomba Magistrates Court on Saturday.