Overnight siege at Colyton

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Police from St Marys have charged a man with multiple offences over a siege at Colyton overnight.

Police were called to the home in Shepherd Street shortly after 10.30pm yesterday responding to reports that a man armed with a machete was making threats.

Officers arrived at the scene and were told a 23-year-old man had allegedly armed himself with a machete inside the home and was holding a man, two women and a two-month-old baby against their will.

Police established a perimeter around the house and specialist officers were called in to assist.

After negotiations, one woman and the older man were allowed to leave the house, and about 1am today the younger woman and baby left the house unharmed.

Specialist police then entered the home and arrested a 23-year-old man.

He was taken to Penrith Police Station where he was charged with:

• Use offensive weapon with intent to commit an indictable offence;

• Use offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention; and,

• Assault officer in execution of duty (three counts).

The man was also charged over an outstanding warrant.

He was refused bail and will appear in Penrith Local Court later today.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is urged to contact St Marys Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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