Man taken into custody after extensive police search in Reedy Marsh

Following an extensive search in the Reedy Marsh area a 47-year-old man has been taken into custody in relation to an alleged murder last night.

The man was safely taken into custody near Parkham in north-west Tasmania around 3.55pm. He was armed with a large knife at the time.

Significant police resources, including specialist and uniform personnel, the Westpac Rescue Helicopter and drones were used in the search.

Acting Commander Stuart Wilkinson thanked the Reedy Marsh and surrounding area communities for their patience and understanding during the ongoing search.

“This has been a challenging situation and I’d like to thank the community for their support. I’d also like to thank the police who attended and brought about a safe resolution to the matter. Our sincere condolences go to the family of the man who died yesterday in the most tragic circumstances.”

The three people that were taken into custody last night have all now been released without charge.

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