Police threatened by axe-wielding man on domestic violence call out in NSW

A MAN has allegedly threatened police with an axe during a domestic violence incident in Central West NSW.

Officers were first called to a house on Lachlan Street at Bogan Gate, 40km west of Parkes, around 6.30pm on Tuesday following reports of a domestic violence incident.

After making several inquiries at the house, the officers left but were again called back to the address to deal with a second domestic disturbance later in the evening


Police said this time they were greeted by a man wielding a tomahawk axe. The 35-year-old allegedly refused to surrender and proceeded to threaten police with the sharp-edged weapon.

Thankfully, he was arrested a short time later without incident.

Officers moved in and seized the axe, along with a rifle which was found during a subsequent search of the home.

The man was last night charged with armed with intent, possess unregistered firearm, and common assault.

He was remanded in custody to appear in Parkes Local Court today.

If you are in immediate danger call 000 now.  If you require advice or assistance, the following services offer counselling and support.
Lifeline 24/7 telephone crisis support 13 11 14
DV Connect Queensland Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline 24/7 phone 1800 811 811
1800RESPECT 24/7 phone 1800 737 732
Domestic Violence Prevention Centre Gold Coast