Man charged after allegedly threatening paramedics with a knife

A man will face court today charged after allegedly threatening NSW Ambulance paramedics with a knife during an altercation on the state’s Mid North Coast overnight.

About 1.10am today (Thursday 1 June 2023), NSW Ambulance paramedics were called to a home on Jericho Road, Moorlands, to provide medical treatment to a 19-year-old man.

Police will allege in court that the man produced a knife and threatened the paramedics before they retreated and called for urgent police assistance.

Officers from Manning/Great Lakes Police District attended the property and located the man nearby. He allegedly refused to follow police directions and produced a knife.

The officers deployed tactical options, including OC spray and a Taser, which initially had minimal effect. OC spray was again deployed, and the officers were able to affect the man’s arrest.

He was taken to Taree Police Station, where he was charged with intimidate frontline emergency worker, and armed with intent commit indictable offence.

The man has been refused bail to appear before Port Macquarie Local Court today (Thursday 1 June 2023).

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