Man points loaded speargun at police at Lake Macquarie

A man will face court today after allegedly pointing a loaded speargun towards police near Morisset yesterday.

Police will allege a 43-year-old man attempted to gain entry to a neighbouring property on Mooranga Road, Mirrabooka, about 8.40pm (Sunday 29 March 2020), and began yelling at the owner.

Officers attached to Lake Macquarie Police District arrived to find the man in the front yard of the property, when he allegedly pointed a loaded speargun towards police.

After a short struggle, the man was arrested and the speargun was seized.

The man was taken to Toronto Police Station where he was charged with affray, armed with intent to commit indictable offence, assault officer in execution of duty, and resist officer in execution of duty.

He was refused bail to appear at Toronto Local Court today (Monday 30 March 2020).

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