Police charge man after threatening police with knife – Port Stephens-Hunter

A man will face court today after allegedly threatening police with a knife as they responded to a noise complaint in the state’s Hunter Region last night.

Shortly before 11pm (Friday 5 March 2021), officers from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District were called to a home on Cambridge Avenue, Lemon Tree Passage following complaints of loud music.

Officers spoke to the female occupant of the premises and left the scene only to return thirty minutes later for another complaint of noise. The occupant again turned the music down and officers left.

On receiving the third call to the home, officers issued the occupant with a formal direction to cease the noise. On leaving, police will allege they heard a 24-year-old man threatening the occupant.

The man walked out into the front yard of the home towards police, allegedly armed with a knife.

Officers called on the man to drop the weapon, however, he failed to comply. A taster was deployed, and the man was arrested.

He was taken to Raymond Terrace Police Station where he was charged with two counts of intimidation, and being armed with intent.

He was refused bail and will appear in Newcastle Local Court today (Saturday 6 March 2021).

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