23 Oct 2018

Man charged after firing gun while drunk

10:09 am on 23 October 2018

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.