MAN CHARGED FOLLOWING EIGHT HOUR STAND OFF IN TAREE WEST

A visit by police to speak to a man about an A-V-O in Taree last night turned ugly after he allegedly threatened officers with an axe.

Officers say the 42-year-old man barricaded himself inside a home on Coulston Street, creating a tense eight hour stand off with police.

Negotiators and tactical officers were called in to help.

The man was arrested without incident and charged at Forster Police Station.

 

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