Man Wielding Baseball Bat Goes on Rampage at Myer Store in South West Sydney

22 June , 2017

Just before 2:30pm Wednesday the 21st of June, a man wielding a baseball bat smashed make-up counters and display stands in the cosmetics section of Myer, a department store located within Westfield Liverpool in Sydney’s south west.The 52-year old man from Miller was arrested and taken to Liverpool Hospital for a mental health assessment. No injuries were reported and the affected area was re-opened an hour later.Shoppers reported the man verbally abused Myer staff and yelled as he swung his baseball bat into merchandise.Personal threat emergencies involve a person who is behaving in an aggressive, threatening or violent manner, who may be armed. Such incidents can involve or be caused by angry customers or persons under the influence of drugs.This incident highlights the importance of ensuring staff know how to react and ensure nobody gets hurt.For more information on personal and armed intruder response training, contact the First 5 Minutes Team.

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