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Police operation underway at Fairy Meadow

Police operation underway at Fairy Meadow


A man has been charged after a barricade situation in Fairy Meadow yesterday (Wednesday) - which blocked the Princes Highway and put a local school in lock down. 

Officers were called to a domestic violence related incident around 9am - where it's alleged a 23 year old man armed with knives locked himself inside the home. 

The three hour siege ended with the man exiting the home before being tasered, arrested and taken to Wollongong hospital as a precaution. 

He's been charged, and refused bail to face Wollongong Court today (Thursday).

11am: UPDATE

Fairy Meadow Demonstration School is in lock-down - and the home is said to be directly across the road. 

Police say all children at the school are safe. 

The man remains barricaded in the home - Win News is reporting the man may be under the influence of illicit substances. 

The Princes Highway remains closed in both directions - with diversions in place. 

10am: UPDATE

A police operation is underway in Fairy Meadow - closing the Princes Highway in both directions. 

It's understood a man has barricaded himself in a house between Balgownie Road and Norman Road. 

Police are negotiating with the man.

Locals are being told to avoid the area with diversions in place.