A man has been charged following an alleged domestic violence-related incident involving a firearm in Osterley, near Hinton, overnight.
It is alleged that about 6.30pm on Sunday a man, aged 57, was involved in an altercation with another man at a property on Hinton Road at Osterley.
Police said that following the argument the 57 year old retired to the granny flat where he stays and allegedly made threats to the other man through a window while holding a firearm.
A woman who was also in attendance contacted police and reported that a man was threatening another man with a rifle.
About 10.30pm police attended and arrested the 57-year-old man.
Officers from the Port Stephens-Hunter Police District conducted a search of the premises and seized two firearms and ammunition.
The man was taken to Raymond Terrace Police Station where he was charged with common assault, stalk/intimidate intend fear physical harm and holder of category A or B licence not have approved storage.
He was given conditional bail and an apprehended violence order has been put in place.
He will appear at Raymond Terrace Local Court on Tuesday, October 22.