Man dies in police custody following alleged domestic violence incident

THE Ethical Standards Command is investigating the death of a man who died in police custody following an alleged domestic violence incident in Toowoomba.

The 49-year-old man is believed to have died after stabbing himself following the alleged incident at a house in Harristown on Good Friday.

Police had been called to a domestic violence-incident at the Lister Street home just after 11pm.


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When officers arrived at the house, however, the now deceased man allegedly ran from the scene.

In a statement, Queensland Police said the man allegedly stabbed himself during a confrontation with police a short time later.

“The man was confronted by police and it would appear that he has sustained a self-inflicted knife wound,” the statement said.

“Police immediately commenced first aid and he was transported to Toowoomba Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.”

The Ethical Standards Command is investigating the circumstances surrounding the man’s death.

The investigation will be overviewed by the Crime and Corruption Commission.

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