A Victorian man allegedly found with a loaded pistol struck a police officer in the face when being arrested, police say.
Just before midday on Friday, police approached a parked Ford Falcon at a carpark on Thurgoona Street and spoke to the male driver.
It will be alleged the 34-year-old Victorian man ran from the car.
He was arrested by police a short time later, during which he allegedly struck a male senior constable across the face.
"In a subsequent search of the man, police seized a loaded pistol, an amount of MDMA and a 'Guess Frontier' crystal gold watch," a spokesperson said.
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"During a search of the man's vehicle, officers seized a number of items, including a stolen credit card."
The man was taken to Albury Police Station, where he was charged with 14 offences, including:
- Possess loaded firearm in public place,
- possess unauthorised pistol,
- not keep firearm safely (pistol),
- possess unregistered unauthorised pistol in public place,
- possess ammunition without holding licence/permit/authority,
- not keep firearm safely, possess prohibited drug,
- possess prohibited drug,
- use offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention,
- goods in personal custody suspected being stolen - not motor vehicle (x4),
- resist or hinder police officer in the execution of duty, and
- assault police officer in execution of duty.
He was refused bail and will appear at Wagga Local Court on Saturday and will face Albury Local Court on Monday.
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