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Watergardens Shopping Centre, Melbourne rocked by second alleged knife incident just hours after it went into lockdown

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A teenage boy allegedly threatened patrons with a machete at a busy Melbourne shopping centre, only hours after a separate alleged knife incident sent the mall into lockdown.

Police allege the 15-year-old boy was yelling threats while armed inside the Watergardens Shopping Centre in Melbourne’s west about 7.30pm on Friday.

The teen, who was detained by security, has since been arrested and charged with making threats to kill and being armed with criminal intent.

He was granted bail to appear before the Children’s Court at a later date.

The incident comes after patrons detained another man who allegedly had a knife. Source: Twitter/7News

The 30-year-old was arrested at the scene and has since been charged. Source: Twitter/7News

The 30-year-old was arrested at the scene and has since been charged. Source: Twitter/7News

The terrifying alleged incident comes only hours after a man allegedly armed with a knife sent the same shopping centre into lockdown.

Police allege the 30-year-old man threatened a woman and a man employee inside a travel agency with the knife about 12.50pm.

The man was confronted by shoppers who were caught on video pinning the alleged attack to the ground before police arrived.

He has since been charged with two counts of unlawful assault, theft, making threats to kill, and being armed with intent.

In a statement, Victoria Police said they would be undertaking “proactive patrols” at the centre on Saturday and Sunday.

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