A man will appear in Walgett Local Court this month charged with intimidation and using a firearm under the influence of alcohol at Collarenebri.
Police say two men, aged 22 and 49, became involved in an argument on a property in Merrywinebone, about 30km south of Collarenebri on Sunday night.
During the dispute, the 22-year-old man allegedly threatened to shoot the older man, and fired a single shot into the air from a rifle.
Neighbours removed the gun from the younger man and called police.
Officers seized two firearms and ammunition from the man’s residence before arresting the 22-year-old man and took him to Collarenebri Police Station, where he was charged with intimidation – personal violence and use a firearm under the influence of alcohol.
The man was granted conditional bail to appear in Walgett Local Court on October 15