Terrifying moment ‘gunman’ storms shopping centre and holds woman hostage with ‘pistol’ before bystanders tackle him

Terrifying moment ‘gunman’ storms shopping centre and holds woman hostage with ‘pistol’ before bystanders tackle him

THIS is the terrifying moment a man pulled a replica gun in a shopping centre in Perth. The unidentified man can be seen walking past shops at the

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THIS is the terrifying moment a man pulled a replica gun in a shopping centre in Perth.

The unidentified man can be seen walking past shops at the Bentley Shopping Plaza before reportedly holding it to a woman’s head.

This is the moment a man points a replica gun at innocent shoppers
This is the moment a man points a replica gun at innocent shoppers
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The man keeps walking further into the shopping centre in Pert, Australia
The man keeps walking further into the shopping centre in Pert, Australia
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Shoppers, who didn’t know it wasn’t a real weapon – ran out of the man’s way as he points the replica pistol at a security guard.

He inches further and further into the shopping centre as the security guards backs away.

The man then held his weapon to a woman’s head, 7 News reported.

The horrifying events, which unfolded at about 2pm local time (7am BST), ended when a hero bystander tackled the man to the ground as police officers arrested him.

The man has not been charged yet, but it is understood detectives will allege he pointed the gun at a woman’s head and tried to steal her car.

They will also allege he threatened customers at the plaza and stole alcohol.


Police said the replica pistol was held together with tape.

Today’s events come after a man tried to go on a stabbing spree in Sydney before three Brits tackled him with a milk crate and chairs.

Cops allege Mert Ney, 20, stabbed 24-year-old Michaela Dunn before stabbing 41-year-old Lina Bo in the back.

The man was holding a replica pistol
The man was holding a replica pistol
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The man stormed the shopping centre on Thursday
The man stormed the shopping centre on Thursday
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A hero bystander tackled the man before police arrested him
A hero bystander tackled the man before police arrested him
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This is the replica pistol police recovered from the scene
This is the replica pistol police recovered from the scene
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