Alleged threats lead to firearm charge – Port Stephens

A man has been charged following an alleged domestic violence related incident involving a firearm in the state’s Hunter region last night.

It is alleged that at 6.30pm (Sunday 6 October 2019), a man was involved in an altercation with another man at a property on Hinton Road, Osterley.

Following the argument, he retired to the granny flat where he stays, where it is alleged he made threats to the other man through a window while holding a firearm.

A woman who was also in attendance, contacted police and reported that a man was threatening another man with a rifle.

About 10.30pm (Sunday 6 October 2019), police attended and arrested a 57-year-old man.

Officers from the Port Stephens / Hunter Police District conducted a search of the premises and seized two firearms and ammunition.

The man was taken to Raymond Terrace Police Station where he was charged with common assault, stalk/intimidate intend fear physical harm and holder of category A or B licence not have approved storage.

He was given conditional bail and an apprehended violence order has been put in place. He will appear at Raymond Terrace Local Court on Tuesday 22 October 2019.


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