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.