Police user Taser on teen

A teenage boy will appear in Inverell Children’s Court today after allegedly breaking into a police station overnight.

About 9pm on Sunday police were called to home in Tomline Street at Bundarra following a report of a domestic incident.

The officers spoke with a woman at the home and then patrolled the area searching for a 16-year-old boy - but could not find him.

Shortly before 10.30pm the alarms were activated at Bundarra Police Station and an officer returned to check on the premises.

At the station the officer was confronted by the teenager who was armed with a knife. The officer began negotiations with the youth and called for help.

The officer continued to negotiate with the youth as he walked to a nearby park and used OC spray but was unable to disarm him.

As the youth threatened self harm other police arrived and a Taser was used, allowing the officers to subdue and arrest the boy.

The boy was later charged with aggravated break, enter and commit serious indictable offence, assault police, resist arrest, use weapon to avoid apprehension and break and enter.

He has been refused bail to appear at the Inverell Children’s Court today.

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