Man arrested by tactical police following 9 hour siege

UPDATE at 4:30 PM | A MAN and two women have been charged over a tense nine-hour siege at a house in Lake Macquarie.

The 41-year-old was arrested by tactical police shortly on Sunday morning after barricading himself inside a home on Quarry Road at Speers Point about 10.30pm the night before.

He has since been charged with a list of offences, including assault causing actual bodily harm, steal motor vehicle and two counts of detaining a person with intent to obtain advantage.


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Two women, aged 40 and 29, were also arrested at the home on Sunday morning, with the older woman also facing charges of detaining a person with intent to obtain advantage and steal motor vehicle.

The 29-year-old woman has been charged with larceny.

FIRST at 10:50 AM | A MAN is under guard in hospital after allegedly holding police at bay for more than nine hours at a home in NSW.

Police said the 41-year-old barricaded himself inside a house on Quarry Road at Speers Point in Lake Macquarie when officers went at the address to speak to him about 10.30pm on Saturday.

The man allegedly refused to leave the home and made a number of threats, triggering a massive police response.

A perimeter was established around the home and negotiators called in to help coax the man out of the property.

After an exhausting nine hours, the man was taken into custody by specialist police shortly after 8am on Saturday.

He was taken to John Hunter Hospital where police say he will remain under guard until he is released back into their custody.

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