Alleged Bandidos member charged
after stand-off with cops
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
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
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
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
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.