Stand-off with police at East Gosford resolved peacefully

A man is in custody after a stand-off with police at East Gosford.

Officers from Brisbane Water Police District attended a unit block in Melbourne St at about 11pm on Thursday, February 20, in relation to a domestic related assault.
Police were told that a 47-year-old woman had been assaulted in a unit at the complex by a man known to her, after he allegedly discharged a firearm inside.

The woman was able to leave the unit and notify police.
Officers established a perimeter around the unit block and further specialist resources attended.
Following negotiations, a 51-year-old man was taken into custody at about 2:30am the following morning without further incident.
A handgun was seized from the unit and has been retained for forensic examination.

Media release, Feb 21
NSW Police Media