Alleged Bandidos member charged after stand-off with cops
November 24, 2010 12:16PM
AN alleged member of the Bandidos bikie gang has been charged with firearms offences after a stand-off with police at a house in western Sydney.
officers went to a home in Mercator
Crescent, Willmot, at about 5.20pm (AEDT)
yesterday after receiving reports of a
There, they found a man sitting in a purple Toyota Corolla under a carport allegedly holding a firearm.
"Police immediately established a perimeter and specialist resources, including negotiators and officers from the Tactical Operations Unit, were brought in," police said in a statement today.
A 31-year-old man surrendered to police a short time later.
A 24-year-old woman and her two-year-old child, who were at the home, were unharmed.
A search of the car allegedly uncovered a silver-coloured pistol and ammunition.
The man was taken to Mt Druitt Police Station and later charged with various offences.
They included: breaching an apprehended violence order, possessing a loaded firearm to endanger life, using a weapon to avoid detention, assaulting police, possessing a prohibited pistol, possessing an unregistered prohibited pistol and possessing ammunition.
He was refused bail to appear in Mt Druitt Local Court today.