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Clown Carrying An AXE Has Been Arrested In Victoria

A man has been arrested after an incident in Moe on Sunday.

Police received a number of calls regarding a person who was wearing a clown outfit at a fast-food restaurant on the Princes Freeway at around 3:30AM..

Investigators were told the man, armed with an axe, approached a woman who was alone in her car..

It is then though the same man approached a number of cars before exiting the drive-through area of the fast food restaurant..

Police attended the address and spoke to a group of people who said they had no knowledge of the incident, however, they then found a clown mask, axe and baseball bat in a nearby car..

23-year-old Eagle Point man was arrested and interviewed at the scene..

The man has been released and is expected to be charged on summons with assault, weapons, public order and disguise-related offences..

No one was injured in the incident and no property was damaged..

Victoria Police went onto say they are ‘’aware that there are a lot of people in the community who are feeling fearful about what is being called the “clown purge”..

They have made it clear they consider it ‘criminal behaviour’ and the penalty for possessing an article of disguise is up two years imprisonment..

If you feel frightened at any time please call Triple Zero (000) or if you have information relating to this type of behaviour call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000..

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