Police seek information relating to critical incident to the death of Anthony Caristo

Almost three weeks after the death of Anthony Caristo, who died after being Tasered by police at his Waramanga home, ACT Police are seeking information into the weeks before the incident.

Mr Caristo died during a critical incident on November 1, when police found him covered in blood and holding a large knife. At the time, police said his finger had been severed and arms cut. When he struck his leg with the knife, officers Tasered him once to prevent him harming himself further, police said.

After being subdued and handcuffed, Mr Caristo was found to be unresponsive and could not be revived.

The criminal investigations and AFP professional standards units who are investigating the critical incident are reviewing the last few weeks of Mr Caristo’s life. They believe Mr Caristo had recently sold items on Gumtree.

Police are urging anyone who had contact with Mr Caristo in the weeks leading up to his death to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

At the time of the incident, Mr Caristo’s daughter said she was still numb with disbelief.

“Despite having our ups and downs in our relationship, he was my dad,” she said.

“He was a smart man with a big heart and I’ll never forget the crazy things we used to do on our weekends together when I was younger.”