BLACKTOWN, Greater Western Sydney, Australia - A man appeared in the Blacktown Local Court on Wednesday charged with pointing a bow and arrow at police who were called to his home in Western Sydney.
About 1.40pm on Tuesday police from Blacktown Police Area Command attended a home unit in Lalor Park, a suburb of Blacktown, 35 kilometres west of the Sydney CBD, to speak to a man after an alleged dispute with a neighbour.
Police knocked on the locked fly screen door as the wooden front door was open.
Officers said that as they looked down the hallway of the unit, a man appeared armed with a compound bow and arrow, which was pointed directly at an officer.
The officer withdrew his firearm and sought cover behind a brick wall.
When the officer called on the man to drop the bow and arrow, he complied, and unlocked the door.
The 61-year-old man was arrested by the officers who also located a spear-gun and spear, near to the front door.
The bow and arrow and spear-gun were seized by police.
The man was taken to Blacktown Police Station where he was later charged.
He was refused bail ahead of his appearance at Blacktown Local Court on Wednesday.