Plymouth man, 49, in court on air rifle charge
A MAN arrested after an armed police siege has appeared in court.
Gary Chapman, aged 49, faced Plymouth magistrates in custody following an incident in Plympton on Tuesday night.
He is accused of possession of an air rifle with intent to cause a policeman to believe that unlawful violence would be used against him or another.
Chapman was told the case would have to be sent straight to Plymouth Crown Court. He did not enter a plea.
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Wearing a check shirt and supported by his sister and girlfriend, he spoke only to confirm his personal details during an hour-long hearing.
Chapman, of St Maurice Road, Plympton, was arrested at his home at about 11pm on September 25.
Magistrates remanded him in custody to appear at Plymouth Crown Court on October 15.
Armed officers and trained negotiators were called to the address and that street and nearby Magdalen Gardens were cordoned off.
Police have since been knocking on doors to reassure neighbouring residents about the incident.