A man has been charged over a domestic incident which turned into a stand-off with police at Hamilton.
The 26-year-old allegedly entered a woman’s home on Fowler street just after 6.30am yesterday and assaulted her with a crowbar.
Then when police arrived, he refused to let them inside the building.
Negotiators were brought in and the man was arrested and taken to the John Hunter hospital.
He was charged with several offences and refused bail at Newcastle Local Court.
The 22-year-old victim suffered minor injuries.