Bundaberg Police officers on the scene at the Bundaberg East water treatment plant.
Bundaberg Police officers on the scene at the Bundaberg East water treatment plant. Craig Warhurst

Police arrest man at East Bundaberg

 Police surround East Bundaberg St.
Police surround East Bundaberg St.

UPDATE 9.40am:

BUNDABERG police acting inspector Michael Bishop has confirmed a 30-year-old male has been arrested after an incident near the Bundaberg East water treatment plant.

The man was walking along with a what was believed to be a stick when police confronted him.

It was later revealed it was a metal bar like a peg from a circus tent or railway line.

When he refused to put the stick down police pulled a taser on the man.

The man was then arrested without the taser being deployed.

He was charged with public nuisance, trespass and obstructing police.

When asked if the incident was linked to a male on Takalvan St who was tasered on Wednesday night after attacking traffic with a metalbar, Mr Bishop said these sorts of occurrences were not uncommon and it was not related.

UPDATE 9.10am:

MULTIPLE police officers remain on the scene at the water treatment plant at East Bundaberg.

Scenes of crime and CIB searched the grounds in the drizzling rain.

They were taking photos of the grassed area inside the fenced compound while others circled the area.

The NewsMail reporter witnessed a police officer leaving the scene with something in a paper bag.

A Bundaberg Regional Council spokesman said he had confirmed with the general manager of the water plant that the staff members were unaware of the incident, and everyone was safe.

EARILER 8.30am:

POLICE have arrived at the water treatment plant at East Bundaberg searching for a man believed to have a weapon.

There are currently six police cars and multiple officers on the scene.

Residents and motorists are advised to stay away from Alexandra St.

 



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