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Knife threat man charged

Friday, 4th April, 2008

A man who allegedly pulled a knife on some people for refusing him a slice of pizza yesterday morning later broke into a man's house and asked to be taken to the hospital, police have been told.

The events began about 2am when two men and a woman were confronted by a 33-year-old man at the corner of Argent and Silver streets, police said yesterday.

It is alleged he demanded some of their pizza and when it was refused became aggressive and pulled a flick knife on them.

They refused to yield to his threats and he ran away, police were told. 

The police were called and searched the streets for the man but could not find him.

But about 3.20am a 56-year-old man came into the police station to report that he had a man in his car who had broken into his house.

Police said he told them that he was awoken by the man standing in his bedroom who asked to be taken to the hospital because he had cut his knee.

The man agreed but took him to the police station instead, police said.

They went out the car to see the man but he ran away down Argent Street.

Four officers gave chase and when they caught him he reacted in an "aggressive and agitated manner" and made serious threats against them, the police said.

He was taken back to the police station where he was charged with wielding a knife in a public place, assault with a weapon, trespassing, common assault and two counts of intimidating police.

He was refused bail to appear in the Local Court today.

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