NSW police charge man after threatening group with a firearm

A man will face court after allegedly making threats with a firearm following a verbal altercation in the state’s Central North yesterday.

About 2pm (Thursday 27 March 2020), it was reported to police that two men had a verbal altercation at a hotel in Cumborah, about 72km north-west of Walgett.

It is alleged that a 66-year-old man left the location briefly and returned with a firearm and made threats toward a group of people, before a member of the public spoke with the man and convinced him to surrender the gun. The man left the scene again.

Officers attached to Central North Police District attended, established a crime scene and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

The firearm and ammunition was seized by police.

Later that day about 6.30pm, the man returned to the hotel where he was arrested and taken to Walgett Police Station.

The man was charged with possess loaded firearm public place, possess unregistered firearm and possess ammunition without holding licence.

He was bail refused to appear at Dubbo Local Court today via audio visual link (Friday 27 March 2020).

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