Man wields softball bat at police

20:47, Feb 26 2014

Police were confronted with a man wielding a softball bat at a Balclutha house last night, before the man fled the scene.

Senior Sergeant Steve Aitken, of Dunedin, said police were called to a Balclutha address just before 9pm, after a 34-year-old man began smashing items in the house because of a "family related" incident.

However, when they arrived the man was "waving" a softball bat at them, he said.

The man then ran to the back of the section, believed with a knife, and could not be found by police, Mr Aitken said.

Police dogs were sent to Balclutha last night from Dunedin, to help search for the man, he said.


The Southland Times