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Samurai sword wielding man charged, Heatley


A 53-year-old Heatley man has been charged following an incident that occurred on Tuesday in Boyes Court, Heatley.

Police will allege that at around 12.55pm, a 53-year-old Heatley man was walking in Boyes Court while in possession of a samurai sword.

The man was allegedly brandishing the sword to other people in the street.

Police attended and arrested the man.

Officers will further allege that the man was in possession of cannabis at the time of the arrest.

He has been charged with going armed so as to cause fear and possessing dangerous drugs, and is expected to appear in the Townsville Magistrates Court on October 13.