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AOS arrest in Kaiti

Armed police stormed a property in Daphne Street in Kaiti last night to arrest a man wanted for an incident at a house in the city last week that allegedly involved a firearm.

Members of the Armed Offenders Squad made a forced entry at the Daphne Street house at 11pm.

The 19-year-old was wanted on warrant to arrest.

Detective Senior Sergeant Kevin Ford said the man was located hiding at the Kaiti house.

“The man was one of a number of people at the Daphne Street house when AOS members arrived at the property in the early evening to arrest him,” Det Snr Sgt Ford said.

“Several people chose to come out of the house voluntarily, however, the 19-year-old man and another person refused to leave.

“After an extended period of negotiation with the man, using the police negotiation Team, AOS members entered the property at about 11pm and arrested him without incident.

“We would like to thank the residents of Daphne Street as we appreciate the police presence would have caused them concern,” Det Snr Sgt Ford said.

“Our staff were confident the man was contained in the property and there was no risk to the community.”

Police recovered a sawn-off shotgun from the house last night.

The arrested man was to appear in court today on a charges relating to firearms, driving matters and aggravated burglary.

Police said bail would be opposed.