Police threatened in stand-off, court told

A LAUNCESTON man accused of having threatened to knife police and attack them with a toaster oven remains in custody.

Michael Anthony Slater, 40, of no fixed address, sat in the dock in the Launceston Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

Police arrested him after a prolonged stand-off at a house in Waratah Road, Rocherlea, on Tuesday.

Duty solicitor Jarrod Van Arkadie entered no pleas on behalf of his client and requested an adjournment.

"I do flag that an application for bail is likely on the next date," he said.

Magistrate Michael Brett further remanded Mr Slater in custody and ordered him to reappear on July 29 at 11.30am.

Police have charged the accused with the indictable offences of aggravated assault, having resisted police and having unlawfully destroyed property.

Mr Slater has also been charged with the summary offence of trespass.

Among other allegations, Mr Slater is accused of having threatened to stab police with a knife and strike them with a toaster oven, having held police at bay for more than 12 hours and having trashed the walls, windows, furniture and fittings of a woman's house.