Update Wednesday 5pm
Police have charged a Goulburn man with multiple offences after attending his home earlier today.
Chief Inspector John Sheehan said the officers went to the Goldsmith Street unit block to serve paperwork on the 35-year-old male at about 10am.
They knocked on the door and heard a clicking noise, which they believed was a shotgun being cocked.
The man half-opened the door and according to police, dropped a shortened shotgun underneath a coffee table. Police drew their guns and the man submitted. They are not alleging that he threatened them.
He was was arrested and taken to Goulburn Base Hospital for treatment of what police said were self-inflicted head injuries.
Officers subsequently sought a warrant to search the man's home and seized a shotgun, ammunition, 'ice', war medals, computer equipment and mobile phones.
Upon release from hospital he was taken to the police station and interviewed.
He has been charged with:
- Possess unregistered, prohibited firearm;
- Possess unauthorised firearm;
- Not keep firearm safely;
- Possess ammunition without permit;
- Possess prohibited drug;
- Supply prohibited drug and;
- Goods in custody reasonably suspected of being stolen.
Police refused him bail to appear in Goulburn Local Court on Thursday, December 12.
A man who allegedly had a shotgun behind the door when police visited his home on Wednesday morning has been arrested.
Two male officers went to the Goldsmith Street, Goulburn unit complex just after 10am to serve papers on a 35-year-old, police said. After knocking on the door, advising the occupant who they were, the officers heard the sound of a gun cocking behind the closed door.
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Police drew their firearms and ordered the man to submit, which they said he did.
The man was taken to hospital with what police said were self-inflicted head injuries.
He is expected to be charged with firearm and other offences once released.
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