Qld woman threatened with tomahawk, bitten and choked

A woman has been threatened with a tomahawk, bitten on the arm and choked in a terrifying altercation in Gatton on the Darling Downs overnight.

Police said that just before 9.25pm, a woman was driving along Freemans Road when her car was rammed from behind by another vehicle, forcing her to stop.

“It will be alleged the woman, who is known to the man, was driving her utility when a hatchback rammed her car. The man exited the hatchback and allegedly threatened her with a tomahawk before getting into the driver’s seat of her utility and sitting on her,” Qld police said.


“The pair have continued to struggle as the man drove away and patrolling police noticing the vehicle soon after.”

Officers removed the 38-year-old man from the car and arrested him while the 34-year-old woman was taken to Gatton Hospital for treatment to a bite on her left forearm, significant swelling to her forehead and wounds to her hands.

The man has since been charged with one count each of assault occasioning bodily harm, choking – domestic violence, deprivation on liberty, unlawful use of a motor vehicle and two counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.

He is expected to appear at the Toowoomba Magistrates Court this morning.