Knife wielding man arrested in Newcastle

A man has been arrested after he was allegedly acting suspiciously armed with a knife outside a Newcastle shopping centre last night.

Police spoke with the 32-year-old-man outside a shopping centre at Coolamin Road in Waratah after they were alerted of his behaviour by a concerned member of the public.

It will be alleged they located a large knife, a face-covering mask and gloves.


The man was placed under arrest and charged with armed with intent to commit indictable offence, possess means of disguising face with intent to commit indictable offence, and custody of a knife in a public place.

He was refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court today.

Inquiries are continuing.