11 September 2021

Did you see a man brandishing a tomahawk in Hawker?

| David Murtagh
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The man left Hawker in a silver Toyota Camry. Photo: File.

At about 3:40 pm on Thursday (9 September), ACT Policing received multiple calls regarding a man brandishing a tomahawk and threatening people at the Hawker Shops.

Police are seeking witnesses to the incident.

Just before police arrived, the man left the scene in a silver Toyota Camry.

Shortly after, he returned to the location and police engaged with him. He was removed from the vehicle and taken into custody. The 22-year-old has since been charged with possessing an offensive weapon and breach of parole.

ACT Policing is seeking anyone that witnessed the incident and who has not yet spoken to police.

Police are also seeking information about any other threats that may have been made by the man. These may have been at the Hawker shops or while the man was driving the silver Toyota Camry.

Anyone who can assist police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Quote 6899465. Information can be provided anonymously.

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