Man charged following stand-off with police – Mayfield West

A man has been charged following an alleged stand-off with police near Newcastle yesterday.

Police were called to a unit building on Maitland Road, Mayfield West, about 12.45am (Friday 13 September 2019), after reports of a man damaging vehicles, climbing on the roof of the single-storey building, and then throwing tiles at vehicles below.

A police operation commenced coordinated by officers from Newcastle City Police District, with assistance from Police Rescue, Tactical Operations, the Dog Unit, and Police Negotiators.

About 9.40am, the man came down from the roof and was safely arrested and taken to Newcastle Police Station, before being taken to hospital for assessment.

A crime scene was established, and an investigation commenced into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Upon release from hospital, the man was taken to Newcastle Police Station and charged with use offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention, malicious damage (x4), wilful and obscene exposure, intimidation, resist arrest, and breach bail.

He was refused bail to appear before Newcastle Bail Court today (Saturday 14 September 2019).

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