UPDATE: A 50-year-old Tabulam man will appear in Lismore court today after allegedly holding a woman hostage at a Casino hotel yesterday.
The man is charged with Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm x 2, Detain Person To Obtain Advantage, Armed With Intent to Commit Armed Robbery and Assault Police.
About 11.35am Wednesday (May 24), police were called to the Cecil Hotel on Centre Street, Casino, where the 50-year-old man was seen to be threatening a female staff member with a knife.
According to police he held the knife to a woman’s throat for almost an hour before police were able to resolve the incident at about 12.50pm.
The man was arrested and taken to Casino Police Station where he is assisting with inquiries.
The woman, who was uninjured, was examined by paramedics at the scene.