A man has been detained under the Mental Health Act after a scare at a bank in the Adelaide suburb of Firle this morning.
Police were called to a bank on Glynburn Road after a man entered the premises and told staff that he had a knife at about 11.20am.
“Staff immediately activated their holdup alarm and locked themselves in a secure area when they noticed a knife concealed in his jumper,” police said in a statement.
Massive police presence at the Firle shopping centre where there has been an incident at the Commonwealth bank. So far 1 man has been walked from the bank in handcuffs. More to come. @9NewsAdel pic.twitter.com/DE82F7RGz0
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“The man remained locked within the public area.”
Police patrols attended and STAR group officers were brought in to assist with the incident.
“A short time later the man exited the bank of his own accord where he was detained,” police said.
A 52-year-old man from Windsor Gardens has been detained for a mental health assessment.
No one was injured during the incident.
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