Man charged with threatening members of the public and police

A man has been charged after allegedly threatening members of the public and police while armed with several weapons at The Entrance.
At about 12:45pm on Tuesday, June 18, two detectives from the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad were at a shopping centre at The Entrance for an unrelated reason, when they spotted a man, armed with two knives and a large table leg, acting aggressively and approaching a nearby bus.
The officers, a Detective Chief Inspector and a Detective Sergeant, approached him and, due to his aggressive behaviour, drew their firearms and arrested the man.
During the arrest, police will allege the man struggled with officers and tried to pull out a third knife from his pants.
No one was injured during the incident.
The man was taken to Wyong Police Station, where he was charged with seven offences, including: Have custody of an offensive implement in a public place, custody of knife in public place, drive motor vehicle during disqualification period, drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous, wield knife in a public place, resist officer in execution of duty, and possess prohibited drug.
Police will allege in court the man was also threatening members of the public, while armed with the weapons, in George St, East Gosford, and in Fairview Ave, The Entrance, earlier the same day.

Media release, Jun 19
NSW Police Media

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