Man armed with knife approaches McDonalds staff

Last updated 12:49 28/02/2013

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An intoxicated man holding a knife approached staff at a McDonald's restaurant early this morning.

The 22-year-old entered Masterton's Chapel St store at 2.15am before walking into a staff area.

Police say the ''extremely intoxicated'' man then remained there holding a kitchen knife, but did not threaten anyone or act aggressively.

Store owner Sitendra Singh said the ''very experienced'' manager on duty remained calm and called the police.

''It just seemed bizarre that this guy sort of walked in and stood there.

''I think the guy's known around town, and he might have been on some sort of substance from what I gather.''

The store, which is open 24/7, would review its security, Mr Singh said, but it was difficult to plan for such incidents.

The man was arrested and charged with possession of a knife in public and will appear in court at a later date.

Contact Seamus Boyer
Wairarapa reporter
Email: seamus.boyer@dompost.co.nz
Twitter: @SeamusBoyer

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