Man arrested after domestic violence-related siege

A MAN has been arrested after holding police at bay for more than five hours following a domestic violence-related incident at a home in Albury.

Police were called to a domestic disturbance at a house on Kemp Street in Lavington about 11.35pm on Friday.

When they arrived, a 48-year-old man allegedly barricaded himself inside the home, armed with a knife.


A 47-year-old woman, believed to be the man’s partner, was able to escape the home uninjured.

A perimeter was established around the home and specialist police and negotiators were called in to help coax the man into surrendering.

After trying to negotiate with the man for five long hours, specialist officers from the State Protection Group stormed the home.

The man was arrested without incident and taken to Albury Police Station where he remained today, assist police with their investigation.

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Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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