Police taser man with knife outside Parliament House

POLICE in Canberra have arrested a man who was observed to be armed with a knife outside Parliament House this afternoon.   

At around 12:30 pm, ACT Police and AFP Protection Services Officers began a de-escalation negotiation with the man.  

During the de-escalation negotiation process, the man was tasered as he failed to relinquish the knife. The man has been taken into custody.   

There are no national security concerns regarding this incident.

Topics:  parliament house police

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