Dapto man arrested after police siege 

A man has been arrested after a siege at Dapto in the early hours of this morning.

About 4am police were called to a Dapto residence following a report of a man self-harming.

Police said they found a 20-year-old man armed with a knife inside the home.

Officers also detected a strong smell of gas and discovered the property’s gas main was damaged.

The gas company was contacted and secured the leak.

Specialist police were called in to try to coax the man out of the house but he allegedly became hostile.

At 6.30am he surrendered to police without further incident. He was arrested and taken to Shellharbour Hospital where he is assisting police in their inquiries.

Anyone who is depressed or contemplating self-harm should contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.