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Ipswich Standoff Ends, Officer Seriously Injured
A man has been charged following an incident in Ipswich yesterday that resulted in an emergent declaration under the Public Safety Preservation Act.Police had attended an address at Milford Street around 11.30am following reports of a disturbance.It will be alleged a man at the address assaulted a female officer, dragging her into a room before attempting to close the door. A second officer deployed capsicum spray and was able to force open the door dragging the first officer back out into the corridor.The man allegedly again tried to attack the first officer at which point a taser was deployed and the man locked himself into the room.A woman who had been in the room at the time was released a short time later.Police commenced negotiations with the man and an emergent declaration was invoked at 3pm.Around 8.45pm the man surrendered to police without further incident. The emergent delaration was revoked around 9.50pm.A 42-year-old Raceview man has been charged with two counts of serious assault police officer and possessing dangerous drugs, and one count each of possession of a knife and possess utensils or pipes. He is expected to appear at the Ipswich Magistrates Court today.The female officer received treatment for injuries to her arm.Source: mypolice.qld.gov.au