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A man has been arrested over threats made to people at two locations in Ballina yesterday, allegedly with a pruning saw.

Police from Richmond Local Area Command responded to calls about a male threatening a person with a knife in Eyles Drive, East Ballina, at around 2:30pm on Thursday (September 25).

Officers spoke to witnesses but the alleged offender had fled the scene before they arrived.

Police then received a second call to the BP service station at North Ballina in relation to the same male threatening a member of the public with a knife.

One victim was chased by the man, who then fled the scene.

As a result of police investigations, a 27-year-old Dyarraba man was arrested on the Bruxner Highway, Alstonville, and taken to Ballina police station, where he was charged.

Inspector Bruce of Richmond Local Area Command told Echonetdaily the man was in fact armed with a garden pruning saw.

He was charged with carrying a knife in public place, intent to commit an indictable offence, common assault and behaving in an offensive manner in a public place.

The man was due to face Lismore Local Court on Friday afternoon (September 26) but was yet to appear at time of publication.

Police are appealing to any witnesses to either incident to contact Ballina Police station on 02 66818699.

 


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