A Bolton Point man, who used a weapon to resist arrest, will face Newcastle Local Court today.

The man was arrested in the early hours of this morning, following a six-hour siege at his home.

Police were called to the house around 7.20 last night, after the man allegedly armed himself with a knife and barricaded himself inside

After lengthy negotiations, police entered the house
about 1.15am and arrested the man, charging him with domestic
violence-related matters and using a weapon to resist arrest.

Police say the man’s family members were inside the house when the siege began, but left of their own accord.