Man accused of threatening group with gun in disturbance at NSW home

A MAN has been arrested and charged after allegedly pulling a gun on a group of people during a disturbance at a house on the NSW Mid North Coast.

Police said the 34-year-old man became involved in an altercation with another man in the backyard of the Laurieton home around 5pm on Wednesday.

The man then left the address and returned a short time later, armed with a handgun which he allegedly pointed at the group and used it to threaten them before fleeing.


Police were called and, following a search of the area, found the 34-year-old man at a nearby supermarket.

Officers searched the man’s house and car but they were unable to locate the firearm.

The man was arrested and taken to Port Macquarie Police Station where he was charged with armed with intent to commit indictable offence, affray, and use intimidation/violence to unlawfully influence person.

He was refused bail to appear at Port Macquarie Local Court today.