Domestic violence offences at Fernvale

A 47-year-old man has been charged after allegedly contravening a domestic violence order and threatening a woman with violence at Fernvale yesterday.

Around 4.30pm, the man and a woman known to him attended a Fernvale shopping centre where the man allegedly threatened her as a prior argument between the pair escalated.

The woman distanced herself from the man and he left the area.

She was then approached by the man a short time later, where he allegedly produced a knife and continued to threaten her.

The woman sought refuge in a nearby shop and called police.

Upon arrival, officers located the 47-year-old man in the shopping centre carpark allegedly with a knife in his pocket. The man initially complied with police directions; however, officers successfully deployed a Taser when he became aggressive towards them.

The 47-year-old Lowood man has been charged with contravening a domestic violence order (aggravated offence), threatening violence and going armed to cause fear.

He was denied police bail and will appear in Ipswich Magistrates Court today.

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic and family violence, you should report it to police.

Support and counselling is available from the following agencies:

More information is also available from the Queensland Government Domestic and Family Violence portal.

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