RESIDENTS have used brooms and a wheelie bin to fend off a man with a machete who was chasing a woman down a street in Wacol on Thursday morning.
At about 7.45am, police were called to Monterey Street following reports a man had rammed a woman's car.
Information received suggests the man then chased the woman on foot down Monterey Street with a machete.
Members of the public came to the woman's aid by confronting the man with brooms and a wheelie bin.
The woman received non-life-threatening injuries to her head and neck during the incident.
The alleged offender is assisting police with their inquiries.
Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.
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