Seige at Minnie Water

THE normally peaceful surrounds of the Minnie Water Caravan Park were shattered yesterday morning when teams of police descended after a woman allegedly threatened officers.

About a dozen officers from Grafton, Coffs Harbour and Wooli, including specialist support officers, detectives and a communications unit, set up a command post at the entrance to the caravan park soon after 9.30am.

A number of them were fitted with bullet-proof vests, helmets and other protective equipment.

Many remained until early in the afternoon.

A spokeswoman from the police media unit in Sydney said it was about 9.30am yesterday that police went to speak with a woman in the park about warrant issues and it is alleged she armed herself and threatened officers.

About 12.15pm police took a woman in her 40s into custody.

Late yesterday police media said it was expected the woman would be charged with a number of warrant offences.

A 16-year-old youth was assisting police with their inquiries, but no charges had been laid yesterday afternoon.



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