Witnesses sought to tomahawk incident in Hawker

Witnesses Sought

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an incident on Thursday afternoon (9 September 2021) in Hawker where a man brandished a tomahawk and threatened members of the public.

About 3.40pm, police received multiple calls regarding a man brandishing a tomahawk and threatening people at the Hawker Shops.

Just prior to police arrival, 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 possess offensive weapon and breach of parole.

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

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

Anyone that has information that can assist police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Please quote 6899465. Information can be provided anonymously.

Media enquiries

Police Media — (02) 5126 9070, act-police-media@afp.gov.au

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