Mon, 21 Sep 2020

CENTRAL WEST, NSW, Australia - Officers attached to the Central West Police District have arrested a man who was sighted walking along a street carrying a rifle.

Police swarmed on the man who was walking along Glenroi Avenue in Orange at around 8:45pm on Sunday night.

When apprehended and searched, the man, who is 27, was found to be in possession of a military style replica assault rifle and a knife.

The man was taken to Orange Police Station where he was charged with possession of an unregistered firearm in a public place, and for being in possession of a knife in public place.

He was bail refused ahead of an appearance at the Orange Local Court on Monday.

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