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Police have charged a 33-year-old man after he allegedly barricaded himself armed with a knife in a caravan at Drake near Casino on Tuesday afternoon.

Officers from Richmond Local Area Command attended a home on Bellbird Road, Drake, around 3.10pm on Tuesday to arrest a man.

On arriving at the property, the man, believed to be armed with a knife, refused police entry, before barricading himself inside his caravan.

Police negotiated with the man during the evening, with the help of officers from the Northern Region Negotiators and State Protection Support Unit.

Almost two hours later, the man surrendered to police.

He was taken to Lismore Base Hospital for treatment.

Yesterday (Wednesday), the man was released from hospital and arrested.

He was taken to Lismore police station and charged with intimidation and breach of bail and refused bail to appear at Casino Local Court today, Thursday.


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