Man threatens two women and a child with butchers knife at Kingscliff

Photo: Andrew Thomas

TWO WOMEN and a child were allegedly threatened at knife point by a man inside a Kingscliff home on Thursday, March 9, with the Queensland Police helicopter and dog squad helping to track him down.

Tweed Police said they were called to a home on Oxford Street, Kingscliff after one of the women called Triple 0 and reported they were trapped in a bathroom by a man allegedly threatening them with a butchers knife in a domestic violence-related incident.

The man had already left the home when police arrived. His car was found in nearby Cambridge Street and a perimeter was established around a home there.

A Queensland Police helicopter (PolAir) was requested to assist and a short time later crew members saw a man climbing out a window and hiding in the backyard.

A Queensland Police dog unit was then deployed to the yard and the man was arrested without further incident.

Two women, aged 28 and 21, and the older woman’s 11-year-old daughter were not physically injured but are reported to be distressed and shaken by the incident.

The man was taken to Tweed Heads Police Station where he is assisting police with their investigations.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: