Police charge man over replica firearm and assault of police at Orange

A man has been charged in relation to possession of a replica pistol and the alleged assault of two police officers in Orange.

About 2.50pm yesterday (Sunday 17 November 2019), police were called to a licensed premises on Lords Place, after reports of a man with a firearm sticking out of his pants.

Officers attended and located a 36-year-old man, who they believed to be drug affected. A replica pistol in his possession was seized and the man was arrested.

Police also located a flick knife in his pants pocket.

Due to his drug affected state, the man was taken to Orange Health Service via ambulance. During the trip to hospital, the man allegedly assaulted two female senior constables who were assisting in the ambulance.

He allegedly bit one officer and kicked the other before being restrained.

Following treatment at hospital, the man was taken to Orange Police Station and charged with possess unauthorised prohibited firearm, assault police officer in execution of duty cause actual bodily harm, assault police officer in execution of duty, and possess or use a prohibited weapon without permit.

He was refused bail to appear at Orange Local Court today (Monday 18 November 2019).

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