DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INCIDENT LEADS TO TENSE STAND-OFF WITH POLICE IN EAST GOSFORD

A man is in custody after a stand-off with police at East Gosford overnight.

Police attended a unit block on Melbourne Street at about 11pm (Thursday 20 February 2020), in relation to a domestic-related assault.

It is believed a 47-year-old woman had been assaulted in the unit by a man known to her, after he allegedly discharged a firearm inside.

The woman was able to leave the unit and contact police.

After refusing to leave, police formed a perimeter around the unit block and further specialist resources attended.

Following negotiations, a 51-year-old man was taken into custody about 2:30am (Friday 21 February 2020).

A handgun was taken from the unit and is being forensically examined.

He remains at Gosford Police Station where inquiries are continuing.