Australian police detective stops news conference to tackle man

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Published on June 19, 2019 - Duration: 01:03s

Australian police detective stops news conference to tackle man

Detective Senior Sergeant Daren Edwards quickly ended a media briefing outside the Maroochydore Magistrates Court after shouts drew his attention to a 39-year-old man racing behind him.

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Australian police detective stops news conference to tackle man

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An Australian police officer in the state of Queensland on Wednesday (June 19) interrupted a news conference to complete a textbook tackle of a man now charged with public nuisance and stalking offences.

Detective Senior Sergeant Daren Edwards quickly ended a media briefing outside the Maroochydore Magistrates Court after shouts drew his attention to a 39-year-old man racing behind him.

The man was being chased for allegedly making inappropriate comments to a teenage girl, media reported.

Police said he has now been charged.

Edwards, who local media said was a former rugby league player in the coastal residential area of Redcliffe, peeled away from the news conference to bring the man to the ground in what is sometimes described as a "boots and all" tackle.

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