Man to face court following arrow incident

A 49-year-old Symonston man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Monday, 19 February 2024) following a serious incident on Saturday afternoon. 

About 1.45pm on Saturday (17 February 2024), police were requested to attend the man’s residence in Symonston. 

While police were attempting to speak with the man, it is alleged his behaviour became erratic and he shot a hunting arrow using a compound bow towards police, narrowly missing an officer. 

A short time later, specialist resources were deployed and arrived at the residence. 

Upon their arrival, it is alleged the man shot a second arrow towards police. 

Specialist resources successfully negotiated with the man who was subsequently apprehended without further incident. 

A search warrant was executed at the residence later that day, where police located another compound bow with an arrow, and a double barrel shot gun and associated ammunition. 

The man was charged with two counts of using an offensive weapon – dangerous to a person, with further charges expected to be laid as investigations continue. 



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