Alleged berserk rampage ends with seaside stand-off

A PIZZA store was the scene of a bizarre rampage, after a 26-year-old allegedly armed with a knife went berserk, threatening staff, customers and throwing furniture.

A man walked into the business in Clontarf on Brisbane's north about 5.45pm and, according to police, swept everything off the counter and on to the floor while an 18-year-old woman was taking orders by phone.

Police believe the man then starting throwing things at the woman, which hit her arm.

But this was not the end, say police.

He then threw a stool over the counter, then ran behind the counter to yell and scream at staff, smashed a glass-top bench and picked up a banner and threw it at customers.

A 23-year-old man was taken to Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital and required stitches after being struck by a flying chair police say was thrown by the man.

If that was not shocking enough, the man then walked across Hornibrook Esp and entered the water.

When police arrived, they too were forced to enter the water, and negotiate with the man who was resting on a clump of rocks about 75m off the shore.

When he returned to land, he was taken into custody and now faces eight charges including assault, assault causing bodily harm, being armed so as to cause fear, and wilful damage among others.

He is due to face Redcliffe court on Tuesday morning.

Topics:  crime offbeat police

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