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Chainsaw produced as live band played, Kinchant dam

At 10pm on May 13 a live band was playing music at camping grounds on Kinchant Dam Road, Eton.

A 53-year-old Kinchant Dam resident has driven to the location and spoke to the victim (a male band member) allegedly demanding the band cease playing.

The band had permission to play until midnight and this was explained. It’s further alleged the 53-year-old man threatened to return to his car and get a chainsaw if the music did not stop.

The man has returned to his car and retrieved a chainsaw and began walking towards the victim while trying to start it.  The victim is alleged to have rushed at the man and tried to wrench the chainsaw from his grip. It is further alleged the victim was punched to the face while doing so.

Several nearby people have intervened and temporarily restrained the 53-year-old man until he returned to his car and drove away from the scene.

After police arrived at the scene, an officer has attended a local residence and arrested the man. He has been charged with going armed so as to cause fear and also common assault. He will appear at the Mackay Magistrates Court on June 7.

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