Huntly teenagers attack emergency services with fireworks

  • 07/11/2017
They lured firefighters and police into a trap then shot at them.
They lured firefighters and police into a trap then shot at them. Photo credit: Getty

Huntly teenagers have attacked firefighters and police with fireworks and paintball guns after luring them to a street with false reports of fires.

The firefighters encountered a group of teenagers lining either side of Paki Street who shot fireworks and paintballs at their fire trucks on Sunday night.

"We quite often travel with the windows down. While it might seem a bit of a joke, the consequences are quite serious," Huntly fire chief Craig Bush told Fairfax.

Police were called to the scene and were also attacked upon arrival, with one patrol car being hit with paintballs nine times, police said in a statement on Tuesday.

The patrol cars were also hit with a number of fireworks.

Police managed to get the situation under control and no arrests were made.

It is the second time this year firefighters have been attacked by teenagers in the area.

Fire engines were pelted with stones by a group of teenagers on nearby Harris Street on their way to a call out six months ago, Mr Bush said.

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