A MAN has been tasered, arrested and taken to hospital to be assessed following a domestic violence-related siege at a house in Wollongong.
Police were called to a domestic dispute between a 23-year-old man and his sister at a house on the Princes Highway at Fairy Meadow about 9am.
As they arrived, the man allegedly armed himself with several knives and barricaded himself inside the property while threatening violence to police if they entered.
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Tactical police responded and secured a perimeter around the home as they tried coaxing the man out.
After near three hours of talks, officers discharged an electronic control device and subsequently arrested the man. He’s been taken to Wollongong Hospital for assessment.
The Princes Highway was closed in both directions while emergency services responded to the incident.
The highway has since reopened and investigations into the incident are continuing.
BREAKING: A siege is underway in Fairy Meadow, as police try to negotiate with a man who has barricaded himself inside a home.
The Princes Highway is shut in both directions.
— Natassia Soper (@N_Soper9) November 6, 2018
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If you are in immediate danger call 000 now. If you require advice or assistance, the following services offer counselling and support.
Lifeline 24/7 telephone crisis support 13 11 14
DV Connect Queensland Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline 24/7 phone 1800 811 811
1800RESPECT 24/7 phone 1800 737 732
Domestic Violence Prevention Centre Gold Coast