A young woman who allegedly threatened police officers with a running chainsaw on a residential street in Tasmania has been charged with assault.
The 24-year-old is accused of brandishing the potentially lethal tool at officers on Sunday night after reports of a disturbance at Bateman Court, Claremont.
The woman started the chainsaw and was verbally abusive and threatening towards the officers, repeatedly refused to drop the weapon, police allege.
After a short standoff, police said the woman dropped the chainsaw on Branscombe Road and ran from the area.
Police Confronted By Offender Armed With Chainsaw— Tasmania Police (@TasmaniaPolice) October 3, 2016
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She was later arrested and charged with two counts of assaulting police. She will face court at a later date.