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Man chases burglar who was armed with sword

Townsville police have interrupted a dramatic foot chase that saw a home invasion victim try to catch a burglar who was armed with a samurai sword.

The officers were on a routine patrol in suburban Heatley on Sunday night when they spotted an man running down the street, chasing a younger man clutching the weapon.

A woman has been charged after allegedly injuring a man with a Samurai sword in Sydney's west.

A woman has been charged after allegedly injuring a man with a Samurai sword in Sydney’s west.Credit:Fairfax Media

Police tried to arrest the armed man but he threatened them with the sword before fleeing into nearby parkland. He was arrested a short time later.

The foot chase began when a man in his 30s interrupted a burglary at his home about 10pm.

When the alleged offender fled, the resident took off after him. The police happened to drive by and saw the situation unfolding.

An 18-year-old man will front the Townsville Magistrates Court on Monday charged with possession of a knife in a public place, going armed to cause fear, unlawful possession of suspected stolen property and trespass.

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