Youth arrested for threatening security staff with knife


A 17-year-old from Goulburn (NSW) will front the ACT Children’s Court this morning after police will allege he threatened a Canberra Centre security guard with a 40-centimetre long “Bowie knife”. 

At about 2.50pm yesterday (Wednesday, 8 November) ACT Policing were called to the Canberra Centre after reports two juvenile males were seen stealing items from stores in the centre. 

Police will allege one security staff member approached the juveniles before one of the youths – the 17-year-old from Goulburn – partially removed the knife from its sheath and threatened the security guard. 

The youth then ran from the centre to a nearby car park where he was located by police and arrested after a short foot pursuit. 

The 17-year-old has been charged with two counts of common assault, possessing an offensive weapon with intent, possessing a prohibited weapon and minor theft. He’ll appear before the Children’s Court today.


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