Two people have been charged with going armed so as to cause fear in separate incidents in Cloncurry and Mount Isa in the last week.
Police said that in Cloncurry around 9.15am on Sunday November 10, a man and a boy were having a verbal argument in a Ramsay St yard before the man retrieved a knife from inside the house.
The boy and his younger brother ran away and a woman took refuge in a vehicle.
Police said the man followed the children into the middle of the road, still armed with the knife, before returning to the yard.
Several minutes later one of the boys returned to the yard and the man chased him again, this time with a piece of broken ceramic pot.
Police attended a short time later.
A 46-year-old Cloncurry man has been charged with going armed so as to cause fear.
He is due to appear in the Cloncurry Magistrates Court on November 15.
Meanwhile there was a similar incident in Mount Isa a few days earlier.
Police said that at around 9.35am on Wednesday November 13 they attended an Isa St address in relation to an armed person.
They said there was an uninvited man in an Isa Street unit complex who became extremely angry when refused entry and produced a knife, waving it around in the air.
Police said he used the knife to lunge at a man who came from a neighbouring unit, armed with a wooden table leg.
The neighbour escaped but the two men then began to throw rocks at each other.
A 32-year-old Winston man has been charged with one count each of going armed so as to cause fear and contravention of domestic violence order.
He was due to appear in the Mount Isa Magistrates Court on November 14.
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