NSW: Man charged with pulling fake gun on police

A MAN has been arrested and charged after he allegedly pulled a replica pistol on two NSW police officers in dramatic fashion yesterday.

About 4pm on Friday, police say two on-duty officers were parked on Darling Road in North Bourke talking to an off-duty police officer when they were approached by a 58-year-old man.

The man engaged the two officers in a short conversation before he allegedly produced a replica pistol from his pants and aimed it at one of the officers.


Police immediately drew their firearms and tackled the man to the ground where they were able to seize his weapon which, upon further inspection, turned out to be a replica firearm.

Officers raided the man’s home where they allegedly located another three replica pistols.

He was taken to Bourke Police Station where he was charged with armed with intent to commit indictable offence, possess unauthorised prohibited firearm, use offensive weapon with intent to commit indictable offence, assault officer in execution of duty, and intimidate police officer in execution of duty.

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