Tassie Man Barricaded In House With Chainsaw

Court Appearance for Devonport Local

A 47 year old man has been charged after he allegedly barricaded himself in a house with a chainsaw.

Tas Police were called to a residence in Victoria Street, Devonport about 6pm last night following a complaint from a member of the public about damage to a neighbouring property.

Police allege the man, from Devonport, barricaded himself in his residence armed with a chainsaw during the incident and it is also alleged the man threw glass bottles at police.

Police set up a cordon around the man’s residence, utilising response units from Devonport, Latrobe, Ulverstone, Deloraine and Devonport CIB.

Members from Western Negotiation Unit attended and commenced negotiation and after a period of time, entry was gained to the residence and he was arrested about 11pm without further incident or injury and no firearms were involved during the incident.

The man has been charged with Destroy Property, Assault, Threaten Police, and Assault Police and was in custody prior to an appearance today in the Devonport Magistrates Court.