Friday night dinner turns ugly for fastfood customers

WORKERS and diners have allegedly been terrified at a fastfood restaurant in Ballina, on the NSW far north coast.

Police say a Queensland man entered the McDonald’s on Bangalow Road around 8.50pm on Friday, armed with a knife.

The man allegedly made threats and began damaging property. All staff and customers were able to leave the store uninjured.


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The man allegedly refused to leave the store and continued to damage property.

About 9.30pm, police from Richmond Local Area Command arrested the man without incident.

The 21-year-old man was taken to Ballina Police Station and slapped with a long list of charges including assault, armed with intent, malicious damage and assault police.

He has been refused bail to appear at Lismore Local Court later today.

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