Crossbow incident remand

A 25-year-old unemployed man was remanded in custody until today to face three charges relating to a domestic-related standoff with armed police at a Northeast Valley house on Friday night.

Justice of the peace Colin Lind granted the man interim name suppression when he appeared in the Dunedin District Court on Saturday morning.

The man is charged with assaulting a police officer using a crossbow, possessing a crossbow in a manner which suggested it might be used to inflict injury and one charge of intentional damage.

Police were called to the house, on the corner of Cardigan and Arnold Sts, about 7.45pm on Friday. The armed offenders squad, a police negotiation team and the dog squad were called out.

The man was arrested outside the house, about 9pm.


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