ACT man makes death threats with chainsaw

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A CANBERRA man has been charged by police after he made death threats with a chainsaw in a family violence incident. 

The 32-year-old was charged with three counts of threatening to kill a person, three counts of assault and one count of property damage. He will face charges at the ACT Magistrates Court.

Following this family violence incident, acting superintendent of judicial and family violence operations, Sue Smith says ACT police has a strong no-tolerance to any forms of violence, including family violence.

“We will prosecute family violence offenders to the full extent of the law,” she says.

“We remain committed to protecting the community against family violence during the current COVID-19 situation. It is never too early to ask for help and advice.”

If you are a victim of family violence or believe someone you know is the victim of family violence you can contact police on 131 444 or 000 for emergencies.

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