Man arrested after allegedly aiming loaded gun at police in NSW

A man have been arrested and charged after allegedly pointing a loaded gun at police as they arrived at his home in Sydney’s south.

Police attended the man’s unit in Banksia just after 4pm on Thursday with the intention of executing a Firearm Prohibition Order.

However, when police arrived, a 24-year-old man allegedly opened the front door of the house, armed with a firearm.


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The man allegedly raised the gun, which was later found to be loaded, and pointed it at officers.

Police drew their firearms and challenged the man, who then allegedly closed the door and retreated back into the unit.

Police set up a perimeter around the building and, after a short period of negotiations, the man surrendered himself to police.

He was arrested without incident.

Police allege the man threw the loaded firearm from his balcony after slamming the front door on police.

The weapon was found during a search of a neighbouring property.

A 28-year-old woman who was inside the unit was also arrested at the scene.

Police allege the woman hindered their operation and was in possession of keys belonging to a stolen car.

Officers searched the unit and alleged uncovered a stash of prohibited drugs.

Both the man and woman were arrested and taken to Kogarah Police Station for questioning.

The 24-year-old the man was charged with use offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention, possess unregistered firearm – pistol, possess unauthorised prohibited firearm, possess ammunition without licence, not keep firearm safely and resisting an officer in the execution of duty.

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

The 28-year-old woman was charged with hindering police and granted condition bail to appear in Sutherland Local Court on 9 August.

Inquiries are continuing in relation to the drugs located.