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Assault charge, Magnetic Island

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A man has allegedly entered the backyard of a Picnic Bay address armed with a machete taped to the end of a long metal pole.

The man allegedly approached another man in the backyard, commenced yelling at him and stood over him with a weapon on Monday around 7.30pm.

It's allegged that a scuffle ensued, the man was disarmed, was asked repeatedly to leave the property, and eventually left.

Police located the offender walking away from the address and allegedly located two flares and a knife in his pockets.

A 26-year-old Picnic Bay man has been charged with one count each of assault, trespass and possess knife in a public place.

He is expected to appear in Townsville Magistrates Court on October 27.