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Man charged after siege - Orange

Wednesday, 21 September 2022 03:58:59 AM

A man will face court today charged after a siege in the states west yesterday.

About 7.30am (Tuesday 20 September 2022), officers from Central West Police District attended a home in Peisley Street, Orange, in relation to an occupant wanted on outstanding warrants for a public place shooting and domestic violence offences.

It will be alleged the 27-year-old man refused to exit the home and made a number of threats towards officers.

Local and specialist police – including negotiators and the Tactical Operations Regional Support (TORS) – established a perimeter around the home.

Approximately one hour later a 29-year-old woman exited the premises of her own accord and was spoken to by police.

Due to concerns for the man’s welfare officers from TORS forced entry into the home at 9.30pm.

After a brief struggle with the man a TASER was deployed and he was arrested without further incident.

He was taken to Orange Police Station and charged with the outstanding warrants and resist or hinder officer in the execution of duty.

The man has been refused bail to appear at Orange Local Court later today (Wednesday 21 September 2022).

There were no reports of injuries to any person.

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.