Australian police taser man pointing toy gun

Aislin O’Connor
ABC News
February 3, 2010

Police fired a Taser at a man after he walked along one of Darwin’s busiest streets allegedly pointing a toy pistol at people.

[efoods]Superintendent Bob Harrison says officers donned protective gear on Mitchell Street yesterday afternoon amid fears the toy might be a real weapon.

“We had a report of a male with a pistol walking down Mitchell Street, pointing the pistol at people,” Superintendent Harrison said.

“After speaking with witnesses, we established the weapon was most likely a toy gun.

Police fired a Taser at the 29-year-old man, who is expected to go before court later this month.


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