POLICE have arrested a 16-year-old boy after he allegedly brandished a compound bow and arrow at officers during a traffic stop.
The ordeal kicked off at 2.40pm on Friday when highway patrol officers stopped a silver BMW on the Kamilaroi Highway.
The car was driven by a 21-year-old woman, with the 16-year-old boy sitting in the front passenger seat.
It is alleged they switched seats before the officer approached.
When the pair got out of the car, the teenager reached into the car and took out a compound bow and arrow, which he allegedly pointed at the officer.
There was a brief stand-off when the police officer drew his gun and told the teenager to drop the bow and arrow.
The boy complied but police allege he tried to reach for his weapon again before being told to move away.
When the officer tried arrest the boy, the 21-year-old hindered police and the teenager fled.
Police later caught the boy at a house on Maitland Street, Breeza.
He was taken to Gunnedah Police Station where he was charged with use weapon to resist arrest, assault and other actions against police officer.
He was refused bail and appeared at children's court on Saturday.