Teen accused of threatening security guard with knife at coast shopping centre

A 13-year-old boy has been charged after allegedly threatening a security guard with a knife at a popular Southport shopping centre yesterday.

Police were called to the centre on Marine Parade just before 11.00am on Friday, following reports of an armed boy.

A Queensland Police spokesperson told myGC the youngster allegedly became violent after the security guard asked him to leave the shopping centre.


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When officers arrived and tried to arrest him, he allegedly lashed out, kicking two police officers in the head.

He’s since been charged with a string of offences including going armed so as to cause fear, wilful damage, obstructing police and assault of police.

He will be dealt with under the Youth Justice Act.

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