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April 11, 2021

Man arrested after stand-off near Lismore

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Police say that around 10.30pm, the man allegedly assaulted the woman at a home on Campbell Crescent, Goonellabah, and that when a 40-year-old man tried to intervene, he was threatened by the younger man who had armed himself with a knife.

The younger man fled the scene to another home on Carlton Crescent and the older male, who was uninjured, contacted police.

Officers attached to Richmond Local Area Command attended the home a short time later and attempted to speak with the occupants.

It’s alleged the occupants refused to cooperate with police and threw objects at them from the balcony.

Following a brief stand-off with police, officers entered the premises and arrested the 25-year-old man.

He was taken to Lismore police station and charged with being armed with intent to commit an indictable offence, common assault and resisting an officer.

The man was refused bail and was due to face Lismore Local Court today.


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