ACT Policing has arrested a 53-year-old man following a weapon incident in Gilmore yesterday (Monday, October 3).
Around 1.45am police responded to reports of a disturbance at a Gilmore house.
The man was armed with a Samurai sword and meat cleaver and was acting in a threatening manner. Police were concerned about the safety of a woman and two children, who were present inside the house.
Police negotiated with the alleged offender, before he was arrested at about 3.15am.
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The man will face the ACT Magistrates Court charged with common assault, possession of an offensive weapon with intent and property damage.