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‘Gunman’ storms Perth shopping centre with a Glock

‘Gunman’ storms a shopping centre with a replica Glock pistol and holds it to a terrified woman’s head before hero bystanders tackle him to the ground

  • Man pulled out replica gun and held it to woman at Bentley Shopping Plaza
  • Footage captured ensuing chaos at the shopping centre at Perth on Thursday
  • Shoppers ran for their lives and scattered around the shopping plaza
  • A hero bystander tackled the man to the ground before police arrested him

A shopping centre was plunged into chaos on Thursday after a man pulled out a replica gun and held it to a woman’s head.

Video taken at Bentley Shopping Plaza in the south of Perth shows a man striding past shops and holding the Glock out in front of him. 

Shoppers – unaware that the pistol is a replica – are seen scattering as the man points the weapon at a security guard. 

A shopping centre was plunged into chaos on Thursday after a man pulled out a replica gun and held it to a woman’s head

He then held the gun to a terrified woman’s head, 7 News reported. 

The incident, at about 2pm, ended when a hero bystander tackled the man to the ground.

The man was arrested but is yet to be charged.

Detectives will allege the man pointed the replica gun to a woman’s head before he attempted to steal her car.

They will also allege he stole alcohol. 

Police said the replica firearm was held together with tape. 

More to come. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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