Son charged after allegedly threatening mum with gun

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A STIRLING man has allegedly threatened his elderly mother with a gun at the home they share.

The 38-year-old man has licences for three rifles and a pistol that he keeps at the Stirling home where he lives with his mother, aged in her 70s.

According to Scarborough Police, the woman did not want them in the house and it had been a point of contention between the pair recently.

The incident occurred while the accused’s sister was visiting their mother.

They were sitting at a table when he returned home on August 8 at about 2pm.

Senior Sergeant Craig Wanstall said police allege the man took his pistol from the lockbox and grabbed his mother, holding her in a headlock and pointing the unloaded gun at her head, while threatening her before he “walked away laughing”.

He was charged with being armed in a way that may cause fear and released on bail to appear in court on September 6.

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