Man charged with attempted murder for shooting at Police

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.


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.

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