Man charged after police standoff

Members of the WA Police Tactical Response Team. Picture: File image
Members of the WA Police Tactical Response Team. Picture: File image

A MAN has been charged with creating a false sense of danger over a suburban siege at a Warnbro house.

It will be alleged police responded to a report of a 55-year-old man behaving erratically and was barricaded in a house on Monterey Crescent yesterday.

The man allegedly made threats, causing additional police resources to be deployed to the house including Tactical Response Group officers.

Police said a negotiator spoke to the man and he emerged from the house just after 12.30pm, to be taken into custody and to a hospital for a mental assessment.

The Warnbro man has been charged with acts creating false apprehension as to existence of threats or danger.

He is due to appear in the Rockingham Magistrates Court today.