Specialist police resources called to deal with stand-off
UPDATE, Tuesday, 6.35am: A man has been arrested after a dramatic six-hour stand off.
Just before 4pm, officers from Tweed/Byron Police District attended a unit on Buchan Avenue, Tweed Heads, after concerns were raised for the welfare of an occupant.
When police arrived, a man, armed with a knife, made verbal threats towards officers.
A perimeter was established, with specialist resources attending to assist.
About 10pm, police forced entry to the home and arrested the occupant, a 50-year-old man.
He was taken to Tweed Heads Police Station and charged with common assault (DV), stalk/intimidate intend fear physical harm (domestic), destroy or damage property, and use offensive weapon to prevent police investigation.
Police will allege in court that the man threatened and assaulted a 76-year-old woman, known to him earlier the same day.
The man was refused bail to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court today.
Original story: THE public is advised to avoid the area of an police operation in the North Coast.
It is understood police have been conducting an operation near the Tweed Hospital for the last hour.
It is understood locals should avoid the Buchan Ave and Solander St areas in Tweed Heads.
Police have set up perimeters and Fire and Rescue NSW are also in attendance.