27 Jan 2015

PNG police in gun stand-off

4:39 pm on 27 January 2015

A senior police officer in Papua New Guinea says he was shot at by drunk policemen while visiting another province over the weekend.

The Post Courier reports that Jiwaka Superintendent Joseph Tondop stared down the barrel of a gun in Eastern Highlands Province on Saturday night.

He says those pointing the gun were policemen who were allegedly drunk in civilian clothes.

Mr Tondop says he was returning from holiday in Madang Province when he confronted three armed and intoxicated men who were conducting a roadblock in Kainantu.

When Mr Tondop approached one of them pointed his gun at him and cocked it.

Mr Tondop quickly identified himself and questioned them before calling his Eastern Highlands counterpart to discipline them.