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Dickson chainsaw wielding bandit on a spree

By johnboy - 28 March 2013 56

ACT Policing has arrested a 34-year-old Dickson man after he entered a commercial premises on Cowlishaw Street, Greenway brandishing a running chainsaw.

Around 3.40pm this afternoon (March 28), police attended Flax House after receiving numerous Triple Zero (000) reports that a man entered the premise armed with a running chainsaw and caused extensive damage.

Due to public safety concerns, Flax House was evacuated while police responded to the incident.
A short time later, Tuggeranong General Duties officers took the man into custody. The man has been conveyed to the ACT Watch House where he will be charged with burglary-related offences.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident and hasn’t already spoken to police, or has information which may assist police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Dickson chainsaw wielding bandit on a spree
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LSWCHP 5:56 pm
28 Mar 13
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A chainsaw? What the hell is that all about?

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bundah 6:15 pm
28 Mar 13
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Sounds like he was a little revved up about something!

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gooterz 6:23 pm
28 Mar 13
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It would seem mental health needs more funding.

Doesn’t sound much like a burglary at all, sounds more like he had an axe to grind.

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Ian 6:50 pm
28 Mar 13
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WIN news reported tonight that the raider was an ex-employee of whatever dept it was, and he had previously gone there with a gun.

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PBO 6:56 pm
28 Mar 13
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It was apparently going to be a murder suicide as it was his former workplace, that’s all I am saying for now.

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dpm 8:41 pm
28 Mar 13
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PBO said :

It was apparently going to be a murder suicide as it was his former workplace, that’s all I am saying for now.

Suicide with a chainsaw – that’s hardcore! The dude sounds seriously messed up. Glad everyone is OK.

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Mr Evil 9:16 pm
28 Mar 13
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I’m sure he’s sorry for what’s he’s done.

Actually, I’m lead to believe he was saying sorry during his visit to the building – except nobody could hear him over the top of the high revving 2-stroke he had in his hands.

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Stevian 10:26 pm
28 Mar 13
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Mr Evil said :

I’m sure he’s sorry for what’s he’s done.

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One mind with but a single thought. It’s rather sad really

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Mr Evil 10:50 pm
28 Mar 13
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Stevian said :

Mr Evil said :

I’m sure he’s sorry for what’s he’s done.

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One mind with but a single thought. It’s rather sad really

I’m sorry, Stevian.

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PantsMan 11:37 pm
28 Mar 13
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The public service cuts will be much worse under an Abbott Government.

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LumpySpacePrincess 12:44 am
29 Mar 13
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Pretty sure the intention was to have the police shoot him rather than to kill himself with the chainsaw. If he was anywhere other than the ACT they probably would have too.
The mental health system leaves a lot to be desired, especially when you consider how many people can be affected when one person doesn’t get the help they need.
While no one was hurt physically, I’m sure there will be some long term emotional effects for some. What a traumatic experience!

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LumpySpacePrincess 12:50 am
29 Mar 13
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Surely he will be charged with more than burglary related offences, he threatened people with a deadly weapon FFS!

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steveu 6:55 am
29 Mar 13
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gooterz said :

It would seem mental health needs more funding.

Doesn’t sound much like a burglary at all, sounds more like he had an axe to grind.

i think also if they spent a bit of the time examining the rights of the community to feel safe instead of just only considering the rights of the patient, this sort of thing may not have got to this point.

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goggles13 8:45 am
29 Mar 13
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how does an ex-employee get past security with a chainsaw?

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Tooks 8:55 am
29 Mar 13
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gooterz said :

It would seem mental health needs more funding.

Doesn’t sound much like a burglary at all, sounds more like he had an axe to grind.

??? It falls under the very definition of burglary. Plus he’ll no doubt be charged with possessing an offensive weapon with intent.

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