A man arrested at gunpoint after brandishing a knife at police during a stand-off at Dapto last year had earlier boasted about having a plethora of weapons inside his home and said he was ready to "go to war".
A triple zero operator answering a call about a violent domestic dispute on the evening of October 28 recorded Aaron Patrick Biggs ranting about having guns and Samurai swords at his disposal and claiming he'd "booby-trapped" the home in case police came to arrest him.
The operator said Biggs had not made the call himself but had commandeered the phone before making a number of threats.
"I will die in the house and I will take out....the f--king dogs who keep f--king up my life," he yelled at the operator.
"I will not go down without a fight 'cause I'm over it and don't care about authority or police officers, they are f--king dogs.
"I will not be going anywhere, I'm going to war. I have two shot guns and two Glocks and a duffle bag with 1500 rounds and armour-piercing bullets."
Taking the threat seriously, police donned ballistic vests before setting up a perimeter around the home so they could observe it from a safe distance.
Biggs was seen to leave the property through the backyard a short time later, carrying a metal pole and a bag.
He was intercepted by a police dog in a nearby park and directed to get on the ground, at which time he dropped the bag, revealing a black-handled kitchen knife.
Biggs then waved the weapon towards police, prompting them to draw their guns and again order him to surrender.
Biggs only gave up when the police dog approached him however he resisted police efforts to handcuff him and load him into the back of a paddy wagon.
Police said he appeared to be heavily under the influence of drugs or alcohol, as was his partner, who tried to intervene and prevent his arrest, claiming he'd done nothing wrong.
Biggs was taken to Lake Illawarra Police Station, charged and remanded in custody.
In Wollongong Local Court on Tuesday, Biggs pleaded guilty to being armed with intent, resisting police and contravening a domestic violence order.
In a set of fact sheets tendered to the court, arresting officers it was clear Biggs had no regard for anyone, including himself, during the incident.
"The threat and risk of Biggs' behaviour in possessing a large knife and waving it around in a public place raised concerns to the general public in the vicinity of the incident," they wrote.
"[There was a] risk that police could have been seriously injured due to Biggs' behaviour and mindset [as well as] the risk to Biggs himself that he may have been shot or killed if he carried out his threat."
Biggs remains behind bars and will be sentenced on Friday.