Man threatens housemate with shotgun

HAMILTON police swung into action on Monday afternoon when a 24-year-old man allegedly threatened a housemate with a shotgun.

Sergeant Rex Habel said officers were yesterday called to an address in Strachan Street about 4pm after receiving a complaint that a man had produced a shotgun and threatened his housemate.

Police attended at the address and arrested the man without incident.

A shotgun was found hidden in the house as well as a compound bow, arrows and an imitation firearm.

The man was arrested, taken to the Hamilton police station, where he was interviewed and charged with a range of weapon offences.

The man is expected to appear in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court today.

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