Kurt Bayer

Kurt Bayer is an APNZ reporter based in Christchurch.

Man allegedly threatened officer with bayonet, knife

A man was Tasered after 'aggressively' approaching an officer armed with a bayonet and knife. Photo / File
A man was Tasered after 'aggressively' approaching an officer armed with a bayonet and knife. Photo / File

A man who was Tasered after allegedly threatening police officers with a bayonet and knife was given a registrar's remand today.

Mathew Wisdom, 18, is charged with assault and possession of an offensive weapon after the alleged stand-off near Culverden, in North Canterbury, on January 12.

Police said the incident, which ended with Wisdom being Tasered, started when an officer was making inquiries about a dog seen running loose on the highway near Culverden about 9pm.

The officer claimed the teenager "aggressively" suddenly came at him armed with a bayonet and a knife.

Wisdom will appear at Christchurch District Court next Monday.

- APNZ

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