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Police yesterday confiscated two weapons from a man outside the Tweed City shopping centre.

The 39-year-old man was seen walking near the entrance to the Tweed Heads South shopping centre around midday with the weapons in sheathes.

The man, when stopped and questioned by police, told them he was carrying them for cultural reasons.

They seized a machete and a sword from the man, but it’s believed he was not arrested or charged.

Yelgun local Gary Opit witnessed the incident.

Mr Opit told told ABC North Coast said he saw the man just outside the shopping-centre entrance holding what appeared to be an ‘unusual looking object’.

On closer inspection, Mr Opit said it appeared to be ‘a very large knife or sword in its  scabbard’.


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