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Man arrested over allegedly threatening public, police with firearm

Friday, 23 December 2022 01:31:06 PM

A man has been arrested after he allegedly pointed a firearm, later discovered to be a replica, at members of the public and police in Sydney’s west.

About 9am today (Friday 23 December 2022), officers from Fairfield City Police Area Command received reports a man was allegedly pointing a firearm at passing cars on John Street, Cabramatta.

When police were responding to these reports, a man allegedly walked into Cabramatta Police Station and produced the firearm towards a male constable and a female civilian staff member in the foyer.

Following a short foot pursuit, officers arrested a 46-year-old man on John Street.

A replica firearm was seized from under a nearby parked vehicle.

During a search of the man, police located and seized another replica pistol in his bag.

The man was taken to Fairfield Police Station, where he is currently assisting police with their inquiries.

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