Man arrested following stand-off in Coledale

A man has been arrested following a stand-off with police at Coledale overnight.

About 12.20am (29 January 2019), police were called to a home on Buttenshaw Drive, following concerns for the welfare of the occupants.

It will be alleged a male occupant refused to leave and armed himself with a knife.

A perimeter was established and not long after, the man’s elderly mother came out of the house unharmed.

The operation continued until 6.50am, when the 40-year-old man was arrested.

Officers also seized seven large cannabis plants from the man’s backyard.

He was taken to Wollongong Police Station and charged with using a weapon to resist arrest and cultivating a prohibited plant.

The man was refused bail, to appear before Wollongong Local Court today (Tuesday 29 January 2019).

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