A man armed with a machete in the Stockland Nowra car park just after midday on Friday has been arrested in the Nowra CBD.
South Coast Police were alerted to a man armed with and swinging a machete in the shopping centre car park just after 12.15pm.
Police attended the car park but the man ran from the scene before being arrested by officers in O’Keeffe Lane behind the Nowra Mall Shopping Centre.
At the time officers were conducting a special high visibility police operation, even including bicycle police, in the CBD.
The 26-year-old Nowra man was taken into custody and is assisting police with their inquiries.