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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