Man arrested after allegedly threatening taxi driver with knife in Melton

A man has been arrested after allegedly threatening a taxi driver with a knife during an early morning drive in far west Melbourne.

A man has been arrested after an alleged early morning confrontation with a taxi driver in Melbourne’s far west.

The alleged chaos unfolded in Church Street, Melton, at 6:30 a.m. Monday, when the driver went to collect the male passenger.

He would have pulled out a knife and threatened the driver if he didn’t take the man to Hampton Park.

The man eventually exited the cab on Oaktree Drive and the driver quickly called the police.

A 22-year-old Melton man was arrested nearby a short time later and police seized a knife.

He is currently assisting the detectives in their investigation.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information that could help police should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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