A 36-year-old Belconnen man is due to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court this morning (Tuesday 25 August) on seven charges following an overnight incident in Civic.
Police were called to Bunda Street about 10.45pm yesterday (Monday 24 August) following reports the man was in possession of a suspected firearm.
Police will allege the man pointed his firearm at the responding officers.
A cordon was established surrounding the area, AFP Specialist Response Group (SRG) Tactical Operations and Crisis officers attended to secure the area, and Hostage and Negotiation Operations (CHNO) officers attended to conduct negotiations with the man.
The man surrendered to police about 1.15am, without injury to anyone. During his arrest, the firearm was found to be a replica weapon.
The man will face the following seven charges:
- Assault Frontline Community Service Provider (2 counts)
- Use Offensive Weapon – Dangerous to a Person (2 counts)
- Possess Firearm – Prohibited Firearm
- Act to Cause Public Alarm
Police are seeking the owner of a mobile phone they believe was taken by the man as officers first arrived. This person, and any witnesses who have not yet spoken to police, are urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Please quote reference 6615557. Information can be provided anonymously.