Police charge man after firearm seized – Rouse Hill

A man has been charged after police seized an unauthorised firearm in the Hills District yesterday.

About 5.30pm (Wednesday 29 March 2023), officers attached to The Hills Police Area Command responded to numerous 000 calls of a male seen allegedly carrying a large firearm on Windsor Road in Rouse Hill.

Police commenced a search of the area and conducted a review of CCTV footage from surrounding businesses, which led officers to an unlocked and unattended vehicle in a nearby church carpark.

A search of the vehicle by police allegedly located an imitation AK-47 assault rifle.

With the assistance of Polair, officers found a man in nearby grassland.

He was arrested and taken to Castle Hill Police Station where he was charged with possess unauthorised firearm and intimidation.

The 50-year-old man was refused bail to appear before Parramatta Local Court today (Thursday 30 March 2023).

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