Malcolm Blurton arrested at house in Canning Vale after manhunt

Police headshot of Malcolm Blurton with a cut in the corner of his mouth.A search for a man described by police as armed and dangerous has ended with Tactical Response Group officers forcing their way into a house in Perth’s southern suburbs and arresting him.

Police issued a warning over the weekend about 30-year-old Malcolm Stirling Blurton, saying he was carrying a gun and was considered unpredictable and “very dangerous”.

Officers outside a house on Caribbean Approach in Canning Vale negotiated with Mr Blurton for some time around 1:15am on Tuesday morning before he surrendered and was taken into custody.

There was no-one else inside the house at the time of the arrest, but police did find a shotgun and ammunition.

Blurton has been charged with a string of offences allegedly committed between April and May this year in Ballajura, Gosnells, Mount Nasura, Kelmscott and Canning Vale.

The charges include aggravated armed robbery, going armed to cause fear, acts intending to cause grievous bodily harm, threats to kill, attempting to unlawfully kill, possessing an unlicensed firearm, deprivation of liberty and breach of bail.

via Malcolm Blurton arrested at house in Canning Vale after manhunt – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)