A MYRTLEFORD man was charged with threatening to shoot a police officer, throwing a knife at a police officer and holding a woman hostage following a 10-hour siege in the town that ended yesterday morning.
Police were called to Lawrence Street at 8pm on Sunday after an altercation between a man and a woman known to each other.
Detective Leading Sen-Constable Jason Bray, of Wangaratta police, said the man had stopped the woman from leaving.
He said when a Myrtleford policeman arrived, threats were made to shoot him and he retreated after a shard of glass was thrown at him.
Back-up arrived from Wangaratta and Bright, as well as the Critical Incident Response Team from Melbourne.
Officers were able to get the 51-year-old woman out safely.
Sen-Constable Bray said a knife was thrown at another officer during the siege that ended at 6.20am yesterday when the man surrendered.
A Myrtleford man, 39, will face court at Wangaratta tomorrow.