72-year-old man appears in court after Falcon firearm incident

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A FALCON man accused of shooting a firearm inside a house last night appeared briefly in court today.

Appearing in custody, 72-year-old Samuel McDonald was represented by the court appointed lawyer.

Mr McDonald was charged by Mandurah Detectives with committing an unlawful act with intent to harm, threats to kill, being armed in a way that may cause fear, discharging a firearm to the danger of or to cause fear to the public.

Police were called to Merrin Court about 7.30pm in relation to concerns about his well being.

The police prosecutors told Magistrate Anne Longden they had serious concerns for his mental health.

Following a mental health assessment, police believed Mr McDonald was a risk to himself, his partner and to others.

The police prosecutors requested that a hospital order be made.

Magistrate Longden said a hospital order could only be made if Mr McDonald was refused bail.

However, Mr McDonald did not make a bail application.

Mr McDonald was not required to plead and was remanded in custody to reappear in four weeks.

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