A man has been arrested and charged after storming a home in Glendale yesterday and allegedly threatening the occupants at knife-point before punching one of them through a window in yet another terrifying case of domestic violence.
The frightening scenes played out inside a house on Michele Crescent at around midday yesterday.
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Police say two men, aged 43 and 19, and a woman also aged 19, were home at the time when a 45-year-old man known to them allegedly forced his way inside.
It’s further alleged that while inside the home, the intruder allegedly picked up a knife and threatened the 43-year-old before punching him through a window and running from the scene.
Police have confirmed the incident is domestic violence related.
Officers spoke to the occupants of the home and conducted a search of the scene during which it’s alleged they found a firearm barrel, two replica pistols and ammunition supposedly owned by the intruder.
Around three hours later, police located the 45-year-old walking along Glendale Drive.
He was arrested and taken to Belmont Police Station where he has since been charged with nine offences, including;
- Armed with intent,
- Common assault,
- Possess prohibited weapon without permit,
- Possess ammunition and,
- Assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
He was refused bail to appear in Newcastle Local Court today.