Man charged over threat with knives

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - SAM BIDEY

PO­LICE will al­lege a man threat­ened pa­trons at a Townsville pub while armed with a knife in each hand.

About 4.20pm on Sun­day, po­lice were called to a dis­tur­bance at the Cen­te­nary Ho­tel, French St, Pim­lico.

Al­bert James Wot­ton, 33, has been charged with one count of go­ing armed to cause fear.

Act­ing In­spec­tor Graeme Paine said the ac­cused left the ho­tel af­ter ar­gu­ing with some pa­trons, only to re­turn armed with two large knives.

“He con­tin­ued to threaten sev­eral per­sons and he pro­duced two knives in­side the ho­tel,” Insp Paine said.

“He held one knife out and pointed the other knife ef­fec­tively to­wards the per­son he was ar­gu­ing with.”

Insp Paine said the knives were “large” and the ac­cused was threat­en­ing peo­ple.

Wot­ton even­tu­ally left he pub be­fore he was picked up by po­lice nearby. He faced Townsville Mag­is­trates Court yes­ter­day where he was re­manded in cus­tody to reap­pear on Novem­ber 29.

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