Police found a man on the Caboolture train line with this flail.
Police found a man on the Caboolture train line with this flail. Queensland Police Service

Man found with medieval weapon on train

A 27-YEAR-old man has been charged after police discovered a medieval weapon in his backpack on the Caboolture train line.

The Bray Park Man was intercepted by police initially in relation to another matter.

Police will allege they observed a pole protruding from the man's backpack.

Upon closer inspection police observed the item to be a flail, which consists of a striking head, capable of causing bodily harm.

A flail is unlawful to possess in Queensland without the appropriate licence and is classed as a category M weapon.

The maximum penalty for possessing a category M weapon is $11,000 or two years imprisonment.

He was issued with Notice to Appear in the Pine River Magistrates Court on January 13, 2014.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.



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