A man has been charged after reports of a gun being fired on a West Coast farm.
The armed offenders squad and the police negotiation team were called to what's being described as a family harm incident at Totara Flat yesterday afternoon.
Officers also cordoned off State Highway 7.
A 27-year-old man has been charged with unlawfully possessing a firearm, discharging a firearm, being intoxicated in charge of a firearm and speaking threateningly.
He is due to appear in Greymouth District Court today.