How to stop a man with a gun from entering your home

A man with an air rifle has been allowed into a Sydney home, and was seen firing a shot through the window as he was handcuffed by police, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

The man, who was reportedly armed with a firearm, was arrested and taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

A police spokesman told the Herald the man was found with a gunshot wound to the neck and was being treated at the scene.

Police were called to a house on North Road at 4:40am on Sunday after a neighbour called them after the man had reportedly been seen at a nearby property with a rifle.

They found the man, identified by police as 44-year-old John Cook, at the house and arrested him on the condition he stay away from the property.

He was later charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, possession of a firearm and possessing ammunition with intent to cause death.

He appeared in the Royal Courts of Justice on Monday.

Cook was released on bail on Tuesday morning and appeared before a magistrate, who said Cook appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and believed he was going to harm himself, according a statement from police.

He was also ordered to undergo a mental health assessment.

The Herald said police said they did not believe Cook was armed and that they had issued a warning for anyone who was in his home with a loaded firearm.

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