A man has been charged after allegedly threatening a man with a tomahawk in Newcastle overnight.
About 7.40pm yesterday (Monday 7 September 2020), police will allege in court that a 39-year-old man was involved in a verbal altercation with a man on Sandgate Road at Shortland.
The 39-year-old left and returned a short time later allegedly armed with a tomahawk and confronted the man.
Officers from Newcastle City Police District attended and arrested him at the scene.
He was taken to Waratah Police Station and charged with affray and armed with intent to commit indictable offence.
He was refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court today (Tuesday 8 September 2020).
As investigations continue, police are urging anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact Waratah Police or to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.