Man charged after three-hour siege in Willetton

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A 47-year-old man has been refused bail after allegedly causing an armed siege at a Willetton home overnight.

Police were called to a Julia Place residence about 6pm when a woman reported her husband was acting aggressively and armed with a rifle.

When police arrived the man allegedly pointed a rifle at them, causing them to withdraw and set up a perimeter cordon around the house.

A police command post was established and extra reinforcements were deployed to the scene, including  officers from the Tactical Response Group (TRG) and a police negotiator.

The suspect’s wife and 18-year-old son were eventually able to safely exit the premises.

The armed man stayed in the back shed and backyard before he moved inside the house.

Just before 9pm, the suspect appeared at the front of the house and was taken into custody.

He was taken by St John Amublance to Royal Perth Hospital for treatment for self-inflicted wounds to his arms.

The TRG located a rifle in the back shed.

The man has since been charged with threatening to injure, endanger or harm a person, two counts of pointing a firearm at a person and possessing a firearm while intoxicated.