Man threatened with firearm – Chinderah

Police say a man has been charged after allegedly threatening another man with a firearm on Friday.

About 10.45am on July 24, police received reports that a shot had been fired at a home on Anne Street in Chinderah.

Officers were told a man attended the home and threatened the male occupant, who was known to him, before discharging a firearm.

Officers from Tweed/Byron Police District were driving to the location when they spotted a car that was described in the report.

They stopped the vehicle and spoke to the driver, a 50-year-old man, before he was arrested and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station.

Upon searching the man’s home and car, police located and seized a bolt action rifle secreted in the boot.

The man was charged with multiple offences relating to firearm possession and trespass.

He was given bail to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court on 17 August 2020.

Inquiries are still continuing to determine whether a firearm was discharged during the incident.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.

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