In a wild police chase, cops shoot CROCODILE to save the lives of two suspects they tried to apprehend
- The NT police were forced to shoot crocodiles
- The police tried to arrest four people
- Two suspects jumped into the Daly River
Northern Territory police were ‘forced’ to open fire on several crocodiles to prevent them from attacking two men they were pursuing on foot.
Agents traveled to a location near Daly River, about 140 kilometers southwest of Darwin, on Friday to arrest four people.
Police said during the arrest, two of the individuals jumped into the Daly River – known for its sizeable crocodile population – to evade officers.
Northern Territoty police were forced to fire at crocodiles after two suspects jumped into a river with the reptiles
Police arrested four offenders near the River Daly
“NT police were forced to fire a bean bag and live ammunition to prevent crocodiles from attacking the alleged offenders,” a police spokesman said.
“No crocodiles were injured and the two offenders were lucky as they could have lost their lives as a result of their careless actions.”
Police estimate that there were three crocodiles in the area at the time, the dimensions of which are not yet known.
According to the police, no crocodiles were injured in the region during the incident
The Daly region is 220 km from Darwin
The wild events came after unrest in the communities of Wadeye, Peppimenarti and Daly River over the past week.
Acting Assistant Commissioner Kylie Anderson said ‘the behavior of a small group of residents (was) completely unacceptable’.
“NT Police will continue to work with elders, traditional owners and other community stakeholders to end these disturbances.”