Man charged over Mandurah gun scare

A 33-year-old man has been charged after Mandurah police responded to reports of a man walking towards a busy intersection armed with a gun.

Several police cars rushed to the corner of Anstruther and Cooper Streets just before 10 this morning after a member of the public reported seeing a man armed with a firearm.

Officers took a man into custody.

Police said the man was carrying a replica weapon and was taken to hospital for an assessment.

A 33-year-old man from Coodanup has been now been charged with being armed in a way that may cause fear, carried (possessed) a weapon with intent to cause fear, assault public officer and possessing drug paraphernalia.
He is due to appear in the Perth Magistrates Court tomorrow.

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