Axe-wielding man arrested at Tuross Head

A Tuross Head man is facing court today (Tuesday, July 18) after wielding an axe during a confrontation with police.

About 6:40am Monday, July 17, Far South Coast Police responded to a domestic related incident at a residential property in Tuross Head.

Upon arrival, a 50-year-old male was located out the front of the property in an agitated state holding an axe.

Police attempted to negotiate with the man for a period of time. He was eventually arrested after being subdued with capsicum spray.

He was treated by ambulance at the scene and taken to Batemans Bay Police Station.

The man has been charged with six offences – Malicious damage, Aggravated break and enter with intent, Armed with intent to commit an indictable offence, Use an offensive weapon to prevent apprehension, Resist arrest and Assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

He was refused bail to appear at Bega Court on July 18.