ACT Policing has arrested a 19-year-old Palmerston man after an incident in Fyshwick early this morning (Tuesday, October 25).
Around 3.30am, Woden Patrol members located an unlocked vehicle, with the keys in the ignition, parked in Ipswich Street, Fyshwick. Checks on the vehicle revealed that the registered owner may be in breach of his bail conditions.
About an hour later, the person of interest was seen walking along Wiluna Street, Fyshwick, toward the Shell service station and a foot pursuit began.
Police will allege that while the man was being pursued, he dropped a 9mm handgun and a bag containing a substance suspected to be methylamphetamine (ice).
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The man was arrested and conveyed to the ACT Watch House. He will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning to answer drug-related charges and a weapons charge.
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