Two men have been charged after tradesmen were allegedly threatened with a replica firearm outside a building site in Sydney’s Inner West today.
Just before 11.30am (Thursday 14 November 2019), officers from Inner West Police Area Command were called to Garners Avenue, Marrickville, following reports of a man armed with a firearm.
Police will allege the man set-up a replica .50 calibre Barrett sniper rifle in the front yard and aimed it at the tradesmen outside the building site and threatened them due to the level of noise.
The man was approached by tradesmen, who removed the firearm from him until police arrived.
Officers arrested two men at the scene who were taken to Newtown Police Station. The replica firearm was seized for examination.
A 27-year-old man was charged with use unauthorised prohibited firearm and a 26-year-old man was charged with possess unauthorised prohibited firearm.
The pair were refused bail to appear before Burwood Local Court tomorrow (Friday 15 November 2019).