Wagga police were required to call in reinforcements during a five-hour siege overnight in Wagga.
At about 11pm on Thursday, police responded to an alleged domestic-violence incident at a house on Fernleigh Road, Ashmont.
Wagga police Inspector Adrian Telfer said that when officers arrived, they discovered a 29-year-old female who had barricaded herself inside the property.
“She made some threats towards police who were first on the scene,” Inspector Telfer alleged.
He alleged the woman also made threats to herself during the incident.
“Initially, it [threats] was to police, but she certainly made some threats to herself, that’s why we required some negotiations with this person,” Inspector Telfer alleged.
The incident forced Wagga police to call for regionally based specialist officers to assist.
“We relied on some of our resources here in Wagga and we did have some tactical police from Albury en route,” he said.
“For about five hours, we negotiated with this female.”
At about 4am today, police were successful in their negotiations and the female presented herself to the police in a safe and peaceful manner.
“A good results for us because our negotiators were successful,” Inspector Telfer said.
The female was taken to Wagga Base Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening physical injuries, as well as mental health assessment.
“Once she returns [to Wagga police station], police will investigate the allegations of domestic violence,” Inspector Telfer said.
“Certainly we believe there is some mental health issues surrounding this individual, that’s why she’s been assessed.”
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