Firearms seized after police standoff at Dalgety

A man has been charged with firearm and domestic violence offences following a police operation near Jindabyne overnight.

About 11.45pm on Tuesday, June 5, police from Monaro Police District were called to a property at Dalgety over an alleged domestic violence incident in which a woman was assaulted.

On arrival, officers spoke to the woman at a nearby location and then went to speak with a man about the matter.

Police will allege the man pointed a rifle at them through a window.

The officers withdrew and established a perimeter around the property and began negotiations with the man.

About 6am, the 32-year-old man presented himself to police and was arrested.

Police searched the premises and seized ammunition, two unsecured firearms and five secured firearms.

The man was taken to Cooma Police Station and charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, possessing a loaded firearm endangering life, and two counts of possessing an unauthorised firearm.

The man was refused bail when he appeared in Cooma Local Court on Wednesday, June 6 and is due to re-appear in the same court on June 20.

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