Police arrest wanted man and seize handgun

Lachlan Roberts 31 May 2019
AFP Cop car

A 27-year-old man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (31 May) charged with multiple offences after he attempted to flee arrest late last night.

Around 12:45 last night, police attended a Theodore home in relation to a man who had an outstanding warrant for firearm offences, possession of stolen property and stolen motor vehicles.

Around 1:45 am, the man fled the residence on foot but was apprehended by police a short distance away. Police found a flick knife in his trousers as well as a taser, credit card knife and two clip seal bags containing suspected methylamphetamine in his bum-bag.

Police also found a modified handgun in one of the bedrooms.

The 27-year-old man has been charged with an outstanding warrant, possession of prohibited weapons and possession of a drug of dependence. The man has outstanding warrants in other jurisdictions and police will oppose bail.

Enquiries in relation to the handgun are ongoing.

Anyone who may have any information that could assist police is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website.

Please quote reference 6401758. Information can be provided anonymously.

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