Windang was its usual friendly, sleepy self on Monday morning, after an incident on Sunday where a man allegedly roamed the streets with a gun.
Locals, mostly retirees and young families, took their usual morning walk with dogs or kids in tow.
The corner store and pharmacy were bustling, and the coffee shop had a steady stream of customers.
Co-owner of Oh Dang! cafe, Karisa Stoddard, said Sunday was another ordinary day - until it wasn't.
Shortly after she arrived at work a staff member burst into the kitchen saying they had seen a man with a gun.
"We ran - we had juniors on, staff who are 15 or 16 years old," Karisa said.
"I realised an hour later I still had the dishcloth clenched in my hand.
"It's a quiet, family community, you don't think someone will be walking around with a gun."
Although she was "shaken", Karisa was back in the cafe on Monday morning.
She said the local community had offered quiet support but otherwise things had returned to normal.
"People have come and checked in on us, but otherwise it's business as usual," she said.
Brendan, from Windang Bait and Tackle, agreed.
"It's a sleepy town, people cruise around, go for a fish, get their morning cup of coffee, most of the time this is what it's like," he said.
"I don't think what happened has deterred anyone from their usual routine, we're serving customers, people are going about their lives.
"I feel decent, I think the rest of the boys in here are steady."
Brendan said one staff member was in the shop at the time, and had locked the door shortly before the man walked past on his way to the Dive Shop.
That staff member is taking a few days off to spend with family, and recover from the eventful weekend.
Windang Dive Shop is closed this morning.
The road through Windang was closed on Sunday, following reports of a man in a balaclava allegedly wandering the streets with guns.
Following short but tense negotiations with police, a man was arrested.
The incident was first reported about 9.30am, and concluded about 10.30am.
It made national and international news, with footage of the incident circulating widely on social media sites.
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