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Man wields axe in road-rage incident at Tomago

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A man who allegedly wielded an axe during a road-rage incident in Tomago will appear in court on Friday.

Emergency services were called to Tomago Road about 3.20pm on Thursday 6 June, following reports a sedan and hatchback had collided.

Officers, attached to Port Stephens-Hunter Police District, were informed the situation then escalated after the crash.

It appears the driver of the hatchback approached the other vehicle, armed with an axe.

Police were alerted; and the man ran into nearby bushland.

A perimeter was established and assistance was sought from the Dog Unit to search the area.

About 6.30pm, officers arrested a 35-year-old man at a property on Cabbage Tree Road, Williamtown.

He was taken to Raymond Terrace Police Station where he was charged with three outstanding warrants as well as three counts of possess prohibited drug, and trespass.

He was refused bail to appear in Raymond Terrace Local Court on Friday 7 June.

Inquiries are continuing into further charges relating to the crash and alleged road-rage incident.

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