Police charge man after stand-off – East Gosford

A man will face court today after a stand-off with police at East Gosford overnight.

Officers from Brisbane Water Police Area Command attended a unit block in Melbourne Street about 11pm (Thursday 20 February 2020), in relation to a domestic-related assault.

Police will allege that a 47-year-old woman was assaulted in a unit at the complex by a man known to her, after he discharged a firearm inside.

The woman was able to leave the unit and notify police.

Officers established a perimeter around the unit block and further specialist resources attended.

Following negotiations, a 51-year-old man was taken into custody about 2.30am (Friday 21 February 2020), without further incident.

A handgun was seized from the unit and has been seized for forensic examination.

The man was taken to Gosford Police Station and charged with possess loaded firearm endanger life non-public place, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, fire firearm manner likely injure persons/property, fire firearm at dwelling-house with disregard for safety, intentionally choke etc person with recklessness (DV).

He has been refused bail to appear at Gosford Local Court today (Friday 21 February 2020).

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