NSW: Police injured in confrontation with man armed with tomahawk

A MAN has been charged after allegedly assaulting and threatening police with a tomahawk in Newcastle overnight.

About 9pm, police say the 32-year-old man was at a house on Maitland Road, Sandgate allegedly threatening self harm.

Officers were called after the man was seen standing on the road allegedly attempting to jump in front of moving cars.


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Police arrived and found the man returning to his house, armed with a tomahawk in which he allegedly used to threaten the officers.

Officers managed to talk the man into dropping the axe, before tackling him to the ground at which time a scuffle broke out and the officers received minor injuries.

The 32-year-old was eventually arrested and taken to Newcastle City Police Station where he was charged with two counts of assault police by threatening them with a tomahawk, possess prohibited weapon, use weapon to avoid apprehension and intimidation.

He was refused bail to appear before Newcastle Local Court today.

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