4 February, 2024
Man charged over knife threats
A MAREEBA man has been charged after he allegedly threatened patrons with a knife at a Byrnes Steet business this month.
Around 5.45pm on 18 January, a 20-year-old man attended the business where he allegedly presented a knife from under his shirt and threatened to stab patrons.
It is further alleged the man then left the address and approached a 23-year-old man on Byrnes Street, before striking him in the back of the head.
Police allege the man then pulled the knife from under his shirt, threatening another person who came to the 23-year-old man’s aid before continuing along Byrnes Street.
Shortly after, police intercepted the man on Railway Avenue and allege he was armed with a large stick and threw a rock at officers.
It will be alleged as the man was being transported to a vehicle, he attempted to headbutt an officer and resisted arrest.
The man has been charged with two counts each of going armed to cause fear and serious assault police and one count of obstruct police.
He was remanded in custody to reappear at the Mareeba Magistrates Court on 12 February.