A 41-year-old man arrested after a three-hour standoff with police following a domestic dispute at a house in Tweed Heads on Thursday night appeared in Byron Bay Court on Friday.
Police charged the man with multiple offences after he threatened a 26-year-old woman with a firearm during an argument around 8.30pm on Thursday night at a home on Falcon Way, Tweed Heads South.
Police allege the man pointed the gun at the woman, who then fled with a child and contacted police.
The woman and child were unharmed.
Officers from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command and specialist tactical police attended.
The man was charged with three counts of common assault, intimidation and possess loaded firearm endangering life, possess firearm and possess ammunition.
He was refused bail to appear in court at a later date.