Video: Corrections officers manhandle defendant who attempted to murder Bay of Plenty police out of the dock

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A Bay of Plenty man has been found guilty of attempting to murder police officers during a siege at his grandmother's house last year.

Rhys Warren was involved in a siege near Kawerau during which he shot at several police officers.
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Rhys Warren, 28, was found guilty in the Hamilton High Court of two counts of attempted murder, one count of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and one count of using a firearm against a police officer.

Rhys Warren was responsible for the 22 hour siege in Kawerau last March.
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The jury took four hours to reach its verdict.

There was a high security presence in the courtroom as the verdicts were delivered, with seven Department of Corrections officers surrounding Warren.

The public gallery was packed with friends and family of the defendant.

Rhys Warren was arrested at a rural property near Kawerau following a 22-hour standoff in March last year.
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Warren was arrested at a rural property near Kawerau following a 22-hour standoff in March, 2016 after four police officers were shot.

Warren represented himself in the Hamilton High Court, where he told the jury he had no idea who he was shooting at when he opened fire at armed officers.

Rhys Warren, accused of attempted murder, says he should have been safe inside his grandmother's home.
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Rhys Warren, defending himself, said it was never his intention for someone to get hurt.
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