A Victorian man allegedly found with a loaded pistol struck a police officer in the face when being arrested, police say.
Just before midday on Friday, police approached a parked Ford Falcon at a carpark on Thurgoona Street and spoke to the male driver.
It will be alleged the 34-year-old Victorian man ran from the car.
He was arrested by police a short time later, during which he allegedly struck a male senior constable across the face.
"In a subsequent search of the man, police seized a loaded pistol, an amount of MDMA and a 'Guess Frontier' crystal gold watch," a spokesperson said.
"During a search of the man's vehicle, officers seized a number of items, including a stolen credit card."
The man was taken to Albury Police Station, where he was charged with 14 offences, including:
He was refused bail and will appear at Wagga Wagga Local Court today.
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