St Helens Incident
At 10:50pm on Monday 30/1/23 Tasmania Police responded to a call of an armed person at the Dianas Basin campsite near St Helens.
Upon arrival, police were approached by a woman brandishing a machete. The woman was sprayed with capsicum spray and went into nearby bushland.
The area was cordoned off for several hours while police worked through resolving the incident as safely as possible. This included evacuation of people from several campsites.
Specialist resources including drones, the Westpac Rescue helicopter, trained negotiators and members of the Special Operations Group attended the scene. This resulted in the safe arrest of the woman at around 5am.
The camp site has been returned to normal.
The 28 year old woman from Hobart is expected to be charged over the incident later today.
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