A man has been crash tackled by shoppers in a busy Aldi supermarket after he allegedly walked in with a loaded crossbow and started firing arrows.
A man has been crash tackled by shoppers in a busy Aldi supermarket after he allegedly walked in with a loaded crossbow and started firing arrows.

Man goes on Aldi shooting rampage with crossbow

Police have arrested a man who went into an Ipswich supermarket with a loaded crossbow and started shooting arrows.

Inspector Scott Calcutt said a man has been arrested and is on the way to the watch house after the scary incident at Aldi in Booval.

"He started firing and I believe members of the public have tackled that person but I can't confirm that at this stage," he said.

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman said paramedics, including critical care and the High Acuity Response Unit, were called to nearby Yates St at 4.46pm.

A female patient was treated at the scene for hand and abdominal injuries and she was transported in a stable condition to Queensland Children's Hospital.

Locals have taken to Facebook to share what they saw from the scene, including someone saying the offender may have been wearing a mask.

"PLEASE BE AWARE!! YOUNG MAN JUST SPOTTED WITH LOADED CROSSBOW NEAR ALDI (HAS WEIRD FACE MASK ON)," one said.

Later the same person commented, "I was stopped in Clifton St waiting to turn left to go past Aldi - saw this guy coming from train station way with creepy mask on. Partner noticed the crossbow and we both s*** ourselves. He deadset looked evil."

That person rung the police and left the seen as she was worried the offender would fire at her car.

Another person also added, "My partner just went to aldi and was told don't go in there's a man shooting bow and arrows. (Someone ran up to the car and told her before she got out)."

Originally published as Man goes on Aldi shooting rampage with crossbow



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