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A man will face Lismore local court today following a domestic incident on Saturday in which he allegedly threatened his partner with a rifle.

Police say a 27-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman were involved in a domestic argument at a home in Tweed Street, North Lismore at around 7.30pm on Friday.

It’s alleged during the argument the man assaulted the woman, hitting her to the ground while she had their one-year-old daughter on her hip, then striking her again while she was on the floor.

Police will further allege the man then retrieved a rifle from another room and began loading it, making threats of harm.

The woman and child left the premises and attended Lismore police station.

She was treated by ambulance paramedics before being taken to Lismore Base Hospital where she received stitches for a head wound.

Officers attended the Tweed Street address and arrested the 27-year-old man, seizing seven rifles from the home.

The man was taken to Lismore police station where he was charged with common assault, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, handle/use firearm under the influence of alcohol, not keep firearm safely, and not having approved storage for the firearm.

He was refused bail to appear before Lismore Bail Court today.

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