Police have charged a man after he allegedly threatened a group of people with an axe in Edmonton, before following them to a nearby service station.
Officers were called to the Bruce Highway service station around 12.15am (Saturday morning) after the man allegedly attempted to gain entry to the store still armed with the axe.
He left the scene a short time later and was arrested by police near the intersection of the Bruce Highway and Thomson Road.
No one was physically injured in the incident.
A 30-year-old Parramatta Park man was charged with one count each of going armed so as to cause fear, wilful damage, attempted enter premises with intent, use a carriage service to make a threat, burglary and stealing.
He was remanded in custody and is due to appear in Cairns Magistrates Court on July 26.