Machete man enters rest home

A suspect was arrested after a person reportedly went into an office at a seniors home armed with a machete.

Police said that a call was made by an employee at the Lorraine Rest Home in Warwick at about 7pm on Monday.

It was reported that “an unknown male armed with a machete had entered an office at the rest home and made threatening remarks”. The staff member confronted the individual, who then left the facility.

Police said that someone matching the description of the suspect was later stopped by officers on Middle Road, near Warwick Pond.

A spokesman added: “The suspect, who appeared to be intoxicated, was arrested for possession of a bladed article.”

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Published Nov 14, 2019 at 8:00 am (Updated Nov 14, 2019 at 6:36 am)

Machete man enters rest home

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