A man waving a knife and acting in a disorderly manner in Westfield Shopping Centre, Woden on Sunday morning was crash-tackled and taken into custody by police.
Police were called to the shopping mall around 9.10am where they found a 39-year-old man shouting and threatening people.
Police officers tackled the man to the ground and disarmed him of a large knife.
The man was believed to be intoxicated.
The offender was later granted police watch house bail to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court on October 1 on two counts of possessing a knife without a reasonable excuse and one count of threatening to cause harm to a Commonwealth public official.
Anyone who has footage of the man at or near the shopping centre on Sunday morning is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via the website.
Please quote reference number 6635230.