Tense standoff with heavily armed police as man barricades himself inside a house
- Man, 45, barricaded himself in home in Sydney’s west
- Police called following reports of domestic incident
- Firefighters and tactical officers pictured at the scene
A man has been arrested after barricading himself inside a home for several hours.
The man, 45, locked himself inside a home on Richmond Avenue in Auburn, in Sydney’s west, at about 1:35pm on Sunday afternoon.
Police, firefighters and tactical officers in camouflage gear have been pictured standing outside the house.
A NSW Police spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia that police were responding to reports of a domestic incident.
Officers waited for nearly four hours to start negotiations outside the home.
A man has barricaded himself inside a home in an ongoing standoff with police (pictured, tactical officers outside the home)
The man locked himself inside a home in Auburn, in Sydney’s west, at about 1:30pm on Sunday (pictured, fire crews outside the house)
‘On arrival, officers attached to Auburn Police Area Command found a man had barricaded himself within the premises,’ the statement read.
‘A perimeter was established, and with assistance from police negotiators and the Tactical Operations Unit, the man was arrested about 5.20pm.
‘The 45-year-old was arrested and taken to hospital for observation.’
A NSW Police spokesman told Daily Mail Australia that negotiators were yet to make contact with the man inside the home, as of 4:45pm (pictured, police at the scene)