Police use capsicum spray, taser to subdue man at NSW home

POLICE have been forced to use capsicum spray and a taser to subdue a man wanted over an alleged domestic violence assault on the NSW North Coast.

Officers say they attended a home on Morrison Close in Coffs Harbour on Saturday morning to speak with a man about an earlier domestic incident.

The 41-year-old man was arrested and while being escorted from the home allegedly turned aggressive.


Police said a physical confrontation ensued, during which officers were forced to use OC spray and then a taser to effect an arrest.

The man was eventually detained and taken to Coffs Harbour Police Station where he was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm (DV), resist officer in execution of duty, and two counts of assault officer in execution of duty.

He was refused bail to appear at Coffs Harbour Local Court today.