A man has been arrested following a stand-off with police at Coledale overnight.
It’s the second time police have been called to the address in recent weeks after a similar incident earlier this month saw the road closed while police negotiated with the resident- amid fears a gun had been fired. The loud bangs turned out to be fireworks.
Police were called to the same home on Buttenshaw Drive just after midnight after neighbours reported a disturbance at the home- and were concerned for the welfare of the residents.
It will be alleged a male occupant refused to leave and armed himself with a knife.
A perimeter was established and not long after, the man’s elderly mother came out of the house unharmed.
The operation continued until 6.50am, when the 40-year-old man was arrested.
Officers also seized seven large cannabis plants from the man’s backyard.
He has been taken to Wollongong Police Station and charged with using a weapon to resist arrest and cultivating a prohibited plant.