Man arrested following two hour stand-off with police – Cardiff

A man will appear in court tomorrow after being arrested following a stand-off with police in Lake Macquarie.

Around 10am today (Saturday 31 January 2014), police were called to a home on Arthur Street in Cardiff after neighbours reported hearing screaming and yelling coming from the property.

Police attended the location and spoke to a man, armed with two knives, who was standing at the end of the driveway, in the property’s backyard.

For approximately two hours the man refused to drop the knives or move from the rear of the property.

Following discussions with police negotiators, who arrived at the location shortly after 11am, the man dropped the knives and surrendered himself to police around 12.30pm.

He was taken to Charlestown Police Station and charged with:

– Use offensive weapon with intent to avoid lawful apprehension; and,

– Armed with intent to commit indictable offence.

The man, aged 38, was refused bail and is expected to appear in Newcastle Court tomorrow (Sunday 1 February 2014).

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