An incident occurred in Coota last night involving a man who was allegedly threatening self harm.

   Just after 9:00pm on Thursday, Police attended a residence on Yass Road after reports were made to them.

   It is alleged that at the location the man armed himself with a number of knives.

Police disengaged and commenced negotiations with the man.

It is also alleged the man then produced a firearm at which stage specialist police were called in.

A Police spokesman said, “Just after 5:30 am this morning the man was arrested outside the premises by tactical Police.

He has been taken to Wagga Base Hospital for a mental health assessment.”

It is anticipated that the man will be charged with a number of offences once released.