The axe recovered by Victoria police.

The axe recovered by Victoria police.

Victoria man with axe arrested

The suspect is facing possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose charges

Victoria Police have arrested an axe-wielding man on Saturday morning.

Police were called to the 3000 block of Scott Street just before 9:30 a.m. on by a resident who saw a man walking down the street carrying an axe. When the resident spoke to the man, he allegedly said he planned to head to a nearby shopping centre and confront police.

The suspect was subdued with non-lethal weapons. No one was injured in the incident.

TheĀ 28-year-old is facing charges including possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and breaching conditions. Victoria Police say that the man has been reported to the police several times in recent days and have requested a 30-day psychiatric hold.