Man charged over threat with knives
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.