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Wanted man Alan Matas charged after Calwell public toilet arrest

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By Blake Foden
Updated December 2 2021 - 3:04am, first published 1:30am
Alan Matas, who allegedly barricaded himself in a toilet cubicle for about three hours. Picture: ACT Policing

A wanted man who allegedly spent about three hours barricaded in a Canberra public toilet had boltcutters, a screwdriver and a skinning knife in there with him, a court has heard.

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Blake Foden

Canberra Times court reporter

As a journalist, I've covered everything from a royal tour and a terror attack to international sport. After stints in New Zealand, the UK and the Canary Islands, I returned to Australia in 2018. These days, I cover the ACT and Queanbeyan courts.

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