Nowra man extradited over firearm offences

A 24-year-old Nowra man has been charged after allegedly pointing a gun at a person sitting inside a crowded Canberra restaurant nearly three years ago.

The man has been extradited from New South Wales to face the ACT Magistrates Court over the 2010 incident.

About 8.10pm on May 18, 2010, a man armed with a firearm approached the exterior glass window of a restaurant on Franklin Street. 

He pointed the firearm at a person inside the building and threatened him.

An ACT Policing spokeswoman said there were other patrons and staff inside the restaurant at the time of the offence.

"The offender escaped from the area shortly later in a maroon-coloured sedan," she said. "He did not discharge the firearm or cause physical harm to anyone."

The Nowra man will face the ACT Magistrates court on Wednesday in relation to the incident, charged with an act to cause public alarm, fail to appear after bail undertaking and for a first instant warrant.

Police will be opposing bail.