Couple threatened to kill their kids, threw knives at police

Police at the scene of the siege on January 25 last year.
Police at the scene of the siege on January 25 last year.

A TOWNSVILLE couple threw knives at police and threatened to kill officers and their own children during a siege after the Department of Child Services tried to remove the kids from the pair's home.

The man and woman, who cannot be named to protect the identity of their children, pleaded guilty in Townsville District Court to a total of 20 charges over the 2½-hour stand-off.

Crown prosecutor Will Slack said DOCS workers went to the couple's home on January 25 last year to remove the pair's daughters, aged 1 and 3.

They were refused entry and returned later with police.

Mr Slack said the pair threatened to kill police, sometimes while holding knives.

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