Man arrested, charged following four hour siege in Sydney

A 40-year-old man has been arrested and charged following a four-hour stand-off with police in Sydney’s inner-west.

Officers were first called to a home in Lewisham around 7.30pm following reports of an assault.

It’s alleged the 40-year-old man who lives at the Railway Terrace address allegedly assaulted another man outside of his house.


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As officers arrived and approached the home, they noticed the male resident was armed with a knife.

Police said the 40-year-old refused to drop the knife and surrender, instead, he barricaded himself inside his house.

Negotiators and officers from the Tactical Operations Unit were called to the scene.

After four tense house, the man was arrested and taken into custody around 11.30pm.

Fortunately, no one was seriously injured.

The 40-year-old man was arrested and taken to Newtown Police Station where he was charged with common assault and armed with intent to commit an indictable offence.

He was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Local Court today.