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A man has appeared in court after allegedly firing shots on a property in Wilsons Creek, west of Mullumbimby, on Saturday (November 10).

About 7pm, police were called to the address and established a perimeter.

They were informed that the man had allegedly fired a number of shots and made threats towards several people on the property.

Neighbours were evacuated and specialist police resources were called to the location.

At about 8.30pm, a 29-year-old man was arrested without incident by the attending officers.

A number of firearms, as well as drugs and ammunition, were located and seized from the home.

There were no reports of injury as a result the incident.

The man was taken to Tweed Heads police station where he was charged with possess unregistered firearm, not keep firearm safe, possess ammunition without a permit, handle firearm whilst under the influence and fire firearm in a manner likely to injure.

Further charges relating to the drugs seized are pending.

The man was refused bail to appear at Tweed Heads bail court on Sunday (November 11).

 


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