Knife, threats and abuse
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.