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Police release image of man who threatened child at school

KNIFE THREAT: Police have released this image of a man who allegedly threatened a 10-year-old with a knife at Maryborough West State School. photo Contributed
KNIFE THREAT: Police have released this image of a man who allegedly threatened a 10-year-old with a knife at Maryborough West State School. photo Contributed Contributed

UPDATE 5pm: POLICE have released an image of a man who allegedly threatened a 10-year-old boy with a knife at Maryborough West State School on Tuesday afternoon.

The school was sent into lock down for about half an hour after the boy saw the man when he was getting a drink.

It is alleged the man threatened the child with a knife near the bubbler at the Ariadne St school.

The boy ran back to his classroom and the school was placed in lock down.

The man is described as Caucasian, about 180cm tall with ginger messy hair and a ginger goatee beard.

The man was wearing sunglasses, a baseball cap and had a tattoo of a teardrop on his left check.

The Department of Education and Training released a short statement in the wake of the incident.

"No staff or students were harmed," the statement read.

"Parents were notified of the lockdown."

If you have any information on the man or the incident call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Police Link on 131 444.

UPDATE 10.40am: POLICE are continuing their search for a man who allegedly threatened a 10-year-old child with a knife at Maryborough West State School on Tuesday.

At about 12.40pm, the school was sent into lockdown when the man allegedly found the child who had left the classroom to get a drink.

The lockdown was lifted about an hour later.

The state Department of Education and Training confirmed no staff or students were harmed during the incident, and parents had been informed of what had happened.

The man is described as in his 40s with red hair and an unkempt ginger beard.

If you saw anything near the school yesterday afternoon call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Police Link on 131 444.

UPDATE 8.10am: POLICE are searching for a man who threatened a 10-year-old child with a knife at Maryborough West State School when the child left the classroom to get a drink. 

The incident sent the school into lockdown about 12.40pm on Tuesday while police searched the area. 

However neither the man nor a weapon were found. 

The man is described as in his 40s with red hair and an unkempt ginger beard. 

The school was in lockdown for about an hour. 

When the Chronicle arrived at the school on Tuesday it was quiet and appeared empty. 

UPDATE 1.50pm Tuesday: A police spokesman said a man who was involved in an incident that led to a lockdown at Maryborough West State School is believed to be armed with a knife.

Police said the man was described as being about 180cm tall with red hair and a red goatee, wearing a grey T-shirt with a symbol.

The police spokesman said the description came from a child at the school.

UPDATE 1.25pm: MARYBOROUGH West State School has confirmed it  is no longer in lockdown after a man was spotted in the school grounds. 

The school went into lockdown about 12.45pm. 

Police are still searching for the man. 

On the Fraser Coast Brick Bats and Bouquets Facebook page there were reports earlier that bells and alarms were heard from the school. 

EARLIER:   

MARYBOROUGH West State School is in lockdown after a male person was spotted in the school grounds.

A police spokesman said the man was not allowed to be on school grounds.

The incident started about 12.45pm.

Police are at the scene.

Topics:  lockdown police



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