MacDonnell Remote Arrest: Police Respond to Firearms Incident

Northern Territory Police have arrested a man in connection with a firearms incident in a remote community in MacDonnell.

On Friday, May 10, 2024, at 3:30 p.m., police received reports that a 39-year-old man had allegedly discharged a firearm in a remote community in MacDonnell. The perpetrator allegedly visited an apartment and got into a fight with another man before allegedly firing a gun into the air. He allegedly drove recklessly around the scene before fleeing.

The police were on site and arrested the perpetrator. He is charged with dangerous discharge of a firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm and recklessly endangering serious harm.

He was remanded in custody to appear in court today.

The weapon has not been found and police are still investigating.

Police are asking anyone with information or who witnessed the incident to contact police on 131 444. Please quote reference number NTP2400046503. Anonymous reports can be made via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via

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