A 15-year-old boy has been arrested at gunpoint after allegedly pointing a replica pistol at a police officer’s head in Sydney.
The chilling scenes unfolded in Hornsby on Sydney’s Upper North Shore just after midday on Saturday.
Police swooped on the suburb after members of the public reported seeing the teenager on Hunter Street, armed with what appeared to be a silver handgun.
In a statement released to media overnight, police said a male Sergeant approached the teenage boy shortly after 12.30pm, at which point it’s alleged the 15-year-old pointed the pistol at the officer’s face.
“The Sergeant has drawn his service firearm and called for the teen to drop the pistol, to which he complied,” police said in the statement.
The 15-year-old was arrested and the weapon seized.
After closer inspection, the pistol was found to be fake.
The teenager was taken to Hornsby Police Station where he was charged with possessing a prohibited pistol and assaulting police.
He was refused bail to appear before a children’s court today (Sunday).