Perth man charged after home invasion

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WA Police have charged a 44-year-old man after he allegedly broke into a woman's house and threatened her with a pair of scissors overnight.

The incident occurred around 7:40pm, when the woman awoke to find the man in her Perth home threatening her with a pair of scissors.

Several police units arrived on the scene and commenced a search of the apartment complex and surrounding area.

Information was received from a nearby resident that a man may have entered what is believed to be an empty apartment.

Officers attended the apartment and located the 44-year-old man, who was taken into custody.

He now faces a string of charges including one count of aggravated home burglary and commit, common assault, and being armed in a way that may cause fear.

He was refused bail and is due to appear in the Perth Magistrates court today.

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