Pinjarra man charged after Fremantle firearm incident

A 32-year-old Pinjarra man has been charged with a string of offences, including threatening to kill, after a firearm was discharged in Fremantle last night .

Police said the man met his sister in the front car park of a hostel in Hampton Road at about 9.20pm.

A verbal altercation occurred between the two, before the man allegedly pulled a firearm from under his jumper.

The victim ran into the premises and police claim the man discharged the firearm a number of times. The woman was not injured during the incident.

He then ran from the area.

Police said the man was arrested, more than an hour later, at his residence in Pinjarra by local police and Tactical Response Group officers.

The Pinjarra man was charged with threaten to kill, going armed in a way to cause fear, discharge a firearm in a manner to cause fear to the public, aggravated possess unlicensed firearm, possessing ammunition, altering a firearm and breaching a violent restraining order.

He was due in Fremantle Magistrates Court today.