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Fairy Meadow man arrested

Police carA MAN has been arrested following a stand-off with police at Fairy Meadow this morning.

Wollongong police went to a house on the Princes Highway following reports of a domestic dispute about 9am. On police arrival a 23-year-old man retreated into the house, allegedly armed with several knives.

Police secured a perimeter and negotiations commenced with the man.

Just before midday police discharged an electronic control device and the man was arrested. He has been taken to Wollongong Hospital for assessment.

Inquiries are continuing.

About Mick Roberts

A journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of Australian pubs and associated industries for over 30 years. He is working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick managed several community newspapers. He has been editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), the Sydney city newspaper, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.

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