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Tasered man at Fairy Meadow

police 4A MAN has been charged after a barricade situation at Fairy Meadow on Wednesday.

Wollongong police were called to a domestic-related incident at a home on the Princes Highway, Fairy Meadow about 9am on Wednesday.

As officers arrived at the home, a 23-year-old man allegedly armed with two knives locked himself in the home. Another man and a woman were able to leave the home uninjured.

Police secured a perimeter and negotiations commenced with the man.

Just before midday, the man exited a door at the rear of the home and he was tasered and arrested. He was taken to Wollongong Hospital for assessment.

Once he was released, he was taken to Wollongong Police Station and charged with use offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention, assault police officer in execution of duty (x2), behave in offensive manner in/near public place, destroy or damage property, and stalk/intimidate intend fear physical etc harm.

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About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local 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 pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time 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), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.

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