Man tries to rush police with chainsaw

A MAN has been charged after rushing police with a chainsaw.

Around 11.30pm, Police attended a Shailer Park address following reports that a woman had been assaulted.

On arrival, police were confronted with a man who had started up a chainsaw and made an attempt to run at them with it.

One officer presented a taser, and the other a firearm.

Police issued verbal warnings for the man to stop, before an officer deployed a taser unsuccessfully.

Further verbal warnings were issued before the man eventually complied with police to stop.

He was taken into custody without further incident and did not sustain any injuries.

A woman involved in an earlier incident at the address did not seek medical assistance.

A 40-year-old Zillmere man has been charged with two counts of assault police whilst armed with a weapon and one count each of common assault (domestic violence offence) and contravention of a domestic violence order.

He is due to appear in the Beenleigh Magistrates Court tomorrow.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or 24hrs a day.

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