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Terror unfolds as man allegedly threatens Coles staff

A Coles supermarket has been evacuated and a man arrested after allegedly threatening staff while armed with a knife.

The ordeal unfolded around 8:15am today inside the Ellenbrook Central shopping centre.

Police said a man armed with a knife entered the supermarket through a rear entrance and whilst inside threatened staff and shoppers.

A witness reported that the man, aged in his 30s, was “screaming at people to get out” of the store.

A staff member was pushed over during the incident and received minor injuries, while shoppers managed to escape the store quickly.

It is understood the alleged perpetrator is being questioned, but charges are yet to be laid.

Police are appealing for anyone with mobile footage or photos of the incident to upload them via: https://wapf.au.evidence.com/axon/citizen/public/armedsuspectatellenbrookcentralshopping centr

Anyone with further information can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online via crimestopperswa.com.au

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