POLE POSITION: A police wagon sits outside the apartment complex at Barney Point.
POLE POSITION: A police wagon sits outside the apartment complex at Barney Point. Andrew Thorpe

Police called to berry minor incident at Barney Point

POLICE responding to reports of an armed person at Barney Point have briefly detained and released a man after determining he was just grabbing a quick bite to eat.

Officers were called to a unit complex on O'Connell St, opposite Yaralla Sports Club, after receiving reports of a man walking around on the footpath "waving a pole with a knife strapped to it".

Three units, including a police wagon, were sent to the complex, arriving shortly before midday and detaining and disarming the man.

After a brief chat with officers, he was released without charge after they accepted his explanation he had been cutting down berries from a nearby tree.

"He was just hot", a police spokeswoman said of reports the man wasn't wearing a shirt at the time.

The Observer is unable to confirm reports the officers involved had berry disarming personalities.

 

BERRY MINOR: Three units were sent to the complex.
BERRY MINOR: Three units were sent to the complex. Andrew Thorpe

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