Blacktown arrest: Teen charged after concealing 70cm knife at Sydney train station

Max Corstorphan
The Nightly
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An 18-year-old with a 70cm knife has been arrested at a Sydney train station.
An 18-year-old with a 70cm knife has been arrested at a Sydney train station. Credit: X

An 18-year-old man has been charged after being found in possession of a 70cm knife.

The incident occurred around 4pm yesterday, during patrols in the Blacktown Train Station precinct.

Operation Kella, a targeted initiative by the NSW Police, aims to disrupt and de-escalate youth gang violence through high-visibility patrols and continual interaction with individuals involved in criminal activities.

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During their patrols, officers stopped the young man and, upon speaking with him, identified that he was carrying a concealed knife.

The man was subsequently arrested, and a search revealed the 70cm weapon hidden in his pants.

The knife was seized, and the man was taken to Blacktown Police Station.

He has been charged with custody of a knife in a public place, a subsequent offence.

The man has been granted strict conditional bail and is scheduled to appear before Blacktown Local Court on June 13th.

NSW Police urge anyone with information about this incident to contact Crime Stoppers at 1800 333 000.

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