Woman armed with machete detained on weekend

May 21, 2024 12:54 pm in by

A 26-year-old Port Pirie West woman was taken for a medical assessment in the early hours of Sunday morning after an altercation with police.

Authorities attended her home to check her welfare with concerns she may be suffering a suspected mental health episode on Saturday, 18 May, just before 6pm.

She was armed with a machete and police negotiated with her for several hours before the incident resolved around 1am and the woman was detained.

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Police are investigating if there is any criminal offences associated with the incident.