A male entertainer caused havoc in the Perth’s CBD on Sunday after concerned workers noticed an armed man outside a jewellery shop and called police.
Nine News Perth reported detectives shut down King Street and swarmed the area after several people raised the alarm there was a man outside Linneys dressed in a SWAT uniform and brandishing an assault rifle.
Chad Satchell, 31, explained he was an adult entertainer who had been booked for a nearby party and was preparing his costume in the street.
The outfit allegedly included a gel blaster gun, which is illegal in Western Australia.
He was taken into custody and has since been charged with possessing a prohibited weapon and being armed in a way which may cause fear.
A WA Police spokesman said the Nollamara man would appear in Perth Magistrates Court on Thursday.
“It will be alleged the man parked his vehicle on King Street and removed a suitcase from the vehicle,” he said.
“It will be further alleged the man placed a gel blaster gun similar in design to an AR-15 assault rifle on the ground next to him and put on a pair of boots and a black military style mesh vest with “SWAT” embossed on the back.