Man arrested on family violence and weapons charges

A 20-year-old Evatt man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Tuesday, 16 May 2023) following his arrest on family violence and weapons offences.  

On Monday, 15 May 2023, ACT Policing arrested the man after being called to a disturbance at his residence. 

Police arrived at the residence about 5.20pm and after speaking to a person who alleged they had been assaulted by the man, located him nearby a short time later.  

A search of a backpack being carried by the man revealed a flick knife, knuckle-dusters, a conducted energy weapon and a canister of pepper spray, and a later search of a neighbouring yard located a short sword. All these items are considered prohibited weapons in the ACT. 

The man has been charged with four counts of possessing a prohibited weapon, two counts of aggravated property damage, and single counts of possessing an offensive weapon with intent, common assault, attempted assault occasioning actual bodily harm, choke/suffocate/strangle another person, and aggravated reckless threat to kill a person. 

If you are a victim of family violence or believe someone you know is the victim of family violence, you can contact police on 131444 or 000 for emergencies, or attend any police station. 

Information about family violence and support services can be found on the ACT Policing website: 

Other resources that are available are:  

Domestic Violence Crisis Service on 02 62 800 900 or    

Canberra Rape Crisis Centre on 02 6247 2525, text only 0488 586 518 or     



POLICE MEDIA — (02) 5126 9070,  

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