Man arrested after gun pointed at bar patron

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A man has been arrested after a customer of a Bridge St bar said they had a pistol pointed at them.

Police said today that a 52 year old Nelson man was arrested last night after the incident, which was also witnessed by a staff member, who called police.

“When police arrived the offender was located in a subsequent search he was found to be in possession of an air gun (pistol), tomahawk and a tyre iron, along with cannabis,” said police.

The man will appear in the Nelson District Court today charged with firearms and cannabis related offences.