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Man subdued with capsicum spray in Echuca

A man was subdued with capsicum spray on Saturday afternoon after he appeared on Ogilvie Ave allegedly armed with a knife.

May 19, 2014 10:45am

The scene on Ogilvie Ave on Saturday.

An Echuca man, 43, will face a Melbourne magistrate on 12 charges after a dramatic arrest in Echuca on Saturday afternoon.

Police sprayed the man with capsicum spray after he was seen allegedly throwing items out of an Ogilvie Ave house, before the man appeared in the street allegedly armed with a knife.

The man was charged with three counts of conduct endangering life, three counts of making threats to kill, three counts of making threats to inflict serious injury and single counts of discharging a missile, criminal damage and possessing a controlled weapon.

Officers were called to the house at 4.15pm on Saturday after witnesses observed a disturbance.

After being sprayed, the man was arrested and taken to Echuca hospital.

Yesterday police laid the 12 charges and he was remanded in police custody in a bedside out-of-sessions court hearing.

The man was transferred to Melbourne’s St Vincent’s Hospital yesterday under police guard to appear in Melbourne Magistrates Court today.

Police closed eastbound traffic on Ogilvie Ave, between Haverfield St and McKenzie St during the incident.

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