Coonabarabran: AK-47 seized following alleged domestic violence incident

Media Release

A man will appear in court today after firearms including an AK-47 assault rifle were seized following an alleged domestic violence incident in Coonabarabran.

It is alleged that a 65-year-old man fired a .223 calibre rifle into the room of a house that his 61-year-old wife was in, following a verbal argument at about 8pm (Monday 1 February 2016).

Officers attached to Mudgee Local Area Command attended the property and arrested the man. The rifle was recovered as well as other firearms registered to the man and an AK-47 assault rifle.Police003

The man has been charged with fire firearm in manner likely to injure person, armed with intent to commit indictable offence, common assault, intimidation, and possess unregistered prohibited firearm.

He is bail refused to attend Dubbo Local Court this morning (Tuesday 2 February 2016).

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.