Attempted murder charge, Middle Park

Detectives have charged a 34-year-old man following investigations into an incident at a residence in Middle Park last night.

Police were called to the Sumners Road address around 6.30pm after a 31-year-old woman, known to the man, was allegedly assaulted and threatened with a firearm and machete.

A firearm was allegedly discharged into an empty room, causing damage.

A male neighbour heard the disturbance and rendered assistance to the woman during the alleged altercation.

Upon police arrival, it will also be alleged the man moved towards an officer with the machete before a Taser was deployed and the man was detained.

No one was physically injured during the incident.

A quantity of dangerous drugs and drug paraphernalia was allegedly uncovered during a search of the residence.

A 34-year-old Middle Park man has been charged with one count each of attempted murder, acts intended to commit grievous bodily harm, serious assault, unlawful possession of a weapon (firearm), entering a dwelling with intent, serious assault police, dangerous conduct with a weapon, possessing dangerous drugs, possessing anything used in the commission of a crime and possession of utensils.

He is due to appear in Richlands Magistrates Court today.

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