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Man threatens Hunter police with a knife

A man will face Newcastle Local Court today after allegedly threatening police with a knife as they responded to a noise complaint in the Hunter region last night.

Shortly before 11pm on Friday 5 March, officers from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District were called to a home on Cambridge Avenue, Lemon Tree Passage.

It followed grievances of loud music emanating from the property.

Officers spoke to the female occupant of the premises and left the scene, only to return 30 minutes later for another complaint of noise.

The woman again turned the music down and the officers departed.

On receiving the third call to the home, officers issued the occupant with a formal direction to cease the noise.

On leaving, police will allege they heard a 24-year-old man threatening the occupant.

The man walked out into the front yard of the home towards police, armed with a knife.

Officers called on the man to drop the weapon, however he failed to comply.

A taster was deployed and he was arrested.

He was taken to Raymond Terrace Police Station where he was charged with two counts of intimidation, and being armed with intent.

He was refused bail and will appear in court on Saturday 6 March.

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