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 Sydney.

Police officers went to a home in Mercator Crescent, Willmot, at about 5.20pm (AEDT) yesterday after receiving reports of a domestic incident.

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.