A 61-year-old man was arrested by police yesterday after he threatened a mother and son with a chainsaw on a rural property near Casino.
Casino police responded to a domestic dispute on Busbys Flat Road near Rappville, at around 1pm, where the man had threatened a 40-year-old woman and her 19-year-old son with a chainsaw.
The woman and her son ran from the man and hid in a shed, where the man then tried to get in by cutting his way through with the chainsaw.
Inspector Matt Kehoe of Richmond Local Area Command said police attended after being alerted and had arrested the man.
Police also found 64 cannabis plants on the property.
The man was charged at Casino police station with being armed with intent to commit an indictable offence, and several drug-growing, supply and possession charges.
He was conditionally bailed to appear Casino local court on 28 January.