Knife, threats and abuse

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS -

AN AIR­LIE Beach man will face a judge af­ter pulling a knife on passers-by and yelling abuse on Air­lie Es­planade last Fri­day af­ter­noon.

Se­nior con­sta­ble Steve Smith said the 50-year-old was al­legedly ran­domly yelling abuse at peo­ple walk­ing near him shortly af­ter 4.10pm.

“When one passer-by ap­proached the male, it’s fur­ther al­leged that he pro­duced a knife and made threats.”

When po­lice ar­rived, the man was ar­rested and charged with com­mit­ting a pub­lic nui­sance of­fence within the vicin­ity of a li­censed premises, un­law­ful pos­ses­sion of a knife in a pub­lic place, as­sault­ing a po­lice of­fi­cer and wil­ful and un­law­ful dam­age to po­lice prop­erty.

He will ap­pear in the Proserpine Mag­is­trates Court on April 30.

Five peo­ple were charged over the week­end with pub­lic nui­sance in the Air­lie Beach Safe Night Precinct.

A sixth per­son was charged when a 29-year-old man al­legedly af­fected by the drug ice started throw­ing bot­tles and pro­duce at staff in Can­non­vale Coles in Whit­sun­day Shop­ping Cen­tre 8.45pm last Tues­day.

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