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Wednesday, May 29, 2024

75-year-old threatened by knife-wielding man

A 75-year-old disabled man and his dog have been assaulted and threatened by a knife-wielding offender in a terrifying confrontation in Brisbane.

Police say the elderly man was driving his mobility scooter and leading his Jack Russell dog on the footpath of Vine Street, Stones Corner, at around 1.20pm yesterday, when a man approached him carrying a large kitchen knife.

The man allegedly kicked the dog and then struck the dog with the handle of the knife before threatening the man.

Police have arrested and charged a 27-year-old Stones Corner man in relation to the incident.

Police believe the man is also responsible for a string of other offences committed yesterday, including threatening seven people along Logan Road at Stones Corner.

They say another man was sitting in his car on Logan Road near Cornwall Street when he was approached by the same offender who produced a knife and made threatening gestures toward the man. The driver locked the car doors when the man then stabbed at the windows and kicked the passenger door. The driver feared for his safety and drove off.

It will be further alleged about 50 metres further south on Logan Road a 69-year-old man was getting out of his car when the man struck him in the back of his neck, again with the knife handle.

Prior to the intersection with Bardsley Avenue a 34-year-old man was leaving a store when the man has swung the knife at him. He has then taken the man’s phone and continued south on Logan Road.

Police will also allege that further south on Logan Road the man has threatened another two men with the knife and chased them. The two men took refuge in a shop and locked the door.

Near the intersection of Dansie Street the man has opened the passenger door of a stopped vehicle and threatened the driver with the knife. The driver drove away and police located the man nearby a short time later and arrested him.

He will appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court today to face 13 charges relating to yesterday’s events.

Police say no-one, including the elderly man’s dog, required medical treatment for physical injuries as a result of the incidents.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting.

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