Police hunt for man allegedly armed with gun

October 23, 2023 5:24 pm in by

A man who allegedly broke into a Palmerston home while armed with a gun remains on the run.

Police received reports that 27-year-old Jermaine Shane Austral targeted a Johnston property at 2.10pm yesterday and then fled the scene.

Police say there were no reports of injuries and the gun was not discharged, adding that Mr Austral has a number of outstanding warrants.

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A large cohort of officers including the Territory Response Group, Serious Crime Detectives and the Dog Operations Unit were deployed to Johnston and Karama to arrest Mr Austral.

But they were unsuccessful, with police now asking the public to assist.

Anyone who sees Mr Austral or knows of his whereabouts is urged to immediately call police and to not approach him.

People are asked to contact 131 444 or Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1800 333 000 and quote reference number 23292486.