BIG TROUBLE: The carving knife involved in an incident at the Commonwealth Hotel's beer garden in Roma.
BIG TROUBLE: The carving knife involved in an incident at the Commonwealth Hotel's beer garden in Roma. Roma Police

Knife drawn in afternoon pub fight in Roma

A MAN in his 40s has been charged with three offences following a altercation involving a large knife in Roma this afternoon.

The incident occurred at a licenced venue on Bowen St around 12.30pm this afternoon.

Police Sergeant Troy Newman said the 44-year-old St George man allegedly drew the steel carving knife as part of the incident in the beer garden of the venue.

"Police were called in relation to one of them being armed with a knife,” he said.

"Police have attended and taken two males into custody and seized a large carving knife.”

The man was charged with possessing a knife in a public place, public nuisance in a licenced venue and going armed so as to cause fear.

He will face the Roma Magistrates Court on Thursday.

A knife has been involved in an altercation in Roma this week.
A knife has been involved in an altercation in Roma this week. Tom Gillespie

The other man was fined $731 for public nuisance in the licenced venue.

Sgt Newman said the incident was surprising, consider the time and day that it occurred.

"It was alarming to see,” he said.

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