Police arrest man after stand-off at Grafton

A man has been arrested following a police operation in the state’s north yesterday.

Just after 9am (Sunday 20 September 2020), officers from Coffs/Clarence Police District were called to a home on Turf Street, Gibson, after concerns were raised for the welfare of an occupant.

When police arrived, a man was armed with a knife and made verbal threats towards officers.

A perimeter was established, with two women and a boy evacuated from the home.

Specialist resources attended and just before 12pm, the 29-year-old man was arrested and taken to Grafton Police Station, before being conveyed to Coffs Harbour Health Campus Hospital for assessment.

Investigations into the circumstances surrounding the incident continue.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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