Daily Archives: 07/06/2016

Police charge man after siege – Lake Macquarie

Police have charged a man with multiple offences after a siege at a home in Lake Macquarie overnight.

Officers from Lake Macquarie Local Area Command were called to a home in Vena Street at Glendale

yesterday afternoon (Monday 6 June 2016) after an armed man was reported to be threatening self-harm.

Police established a perimeter around the home and commenced negotiations with the man.

After a period of negotiation the man was arrested without incident and a firearm was secured.

The 19-year-old man was conveyed to Belmont Police Station where after a medical examination he was taken to hospital for an assessment.

The man was subsequently charged with a number of offences including use offensive weapon to avoid apprehension, possess unauthorised pistol, possess prohibited drug, possess loaded firearm endanger life and an outstanding warrant.

The man was refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court today.