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.