Rose Bay: Police arrest man after he allegedly entered a church service with a knife and capsicum spray

Matt Shrivell
The Nightly
St Mary Magdalene Church in Rose Bay.
St Mary Magdalene Church in Rose Bay. Credit: Google Maps

Police have arrested a man who allegedly entered a Sunday church service carrying capsicum spray and a knife.

Evening churchgoers rushed to contact police yesterday after the man entered the service and parishioners began to feel uneasy about his presence.

At about 6.30pm on Sunday, officers from the Eastern Suburbs Police Area Command responded to reports of the man acting suspiciously inside the church along New South Head Road, Rose Bay.

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Police spoke with a 36-year-old man who was discovered in possession of a capsicum spray and a multi-tool with a knife.

He was arrested and taken to Waverley Police Station and charged with possess prohibited weapon and custody of a knife.

The Bangor man was granted conditional bail to appear at the Downing Centre Local Court on Friday, July 26, 2024.

Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000.

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